Denis Jacobson is the head of the firm’s Litigation and Employment sections. He had substantial experience in litigation all types of complex business and employment matters before North Carolina’s Business Court, Superior Courts and Federal Courts. Denis also offers straight-forward advice to clients on a variety of business and employment issues, including Title VII, FMLA, ADEA, ADA, and FLSA, and he provides clients with the information they need to make informed decisions on how to deal with potential or ongoing concerns in operating their businesses. Denis counsels clients on non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements.
Recent Representative Matters
- Successfully defended an aviation company and two of its directors in an action seeking millions in damages for unfair competition and numerous other claims in the North Carolina Business Court. Following a two-week trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the firm’s clients.
- Represented a nationwide distributor and manufacturer in numerous matters in state and federal court in North Carolina and Indiana – as both a plaintiff and a defendant – arising out of allegedly defective products sold in violation of the Uniform Commercial Code – while simultaneously representing the client in litigations with its insurer over coverage for the alleged damages.
- Represented numerous employers in administrative investigations by the EEOC and/or Department of Labor arising out of claims of discrimination, unfair treatment and wage and hour violations.
- Successfully defended a closely-held business owner in a jury trial in the North Carolina Business Court arising out of a failed asset purchase in which plaintiff was seeking millions in damages. Following trial, the jury returned a defense verdict of $500.00.
Outside of the Office
Denis is an avid golfer and since his other hobbies involve sitting; he can most often be found walking the course versus taking a cart.
When not on the golf course, he spends time watching horse racing, cheering for Michigan State sports and attending Carolina Panthers football games. Additionally, he spends time with his three dogs, a french bulldog, a miniature labradoodle, and a newly-adopted rescue.