David J. Carr is a partner in the Labor and Employment Group of Ice Miller, and Chair of the Employment Litigation Group, focusing his practice in the areas of personnel policies, employment discrimination, wage and hour law, and employment contracts involving trade secrets, confidential information and covenants against competition.
David is a veteran labor negotiator and has handled numerous labor arbitrations, union avoidance and other collective bargaining matters. He also possesses substantial experience representing employers in wrongful discharge lawsuits and employment discrimination investigations, including sexual harassment situations, as well as litigation of class and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, in addition to federal and state jury trials.
David serves as a contributing author for the American Bar Association (ABA) treatises Covenants Not to Compete: A State by State Survey (BNA 1991), The Employee Duty of Loyalty: A State by State Survey (BNA 1995), Employment Trade Secrets Law: A State by State Survey (BNA 1997), Tortious Interference in the Employment Context (BNA 2004); Employment Litigation Handbook (ABA 2010). He also worked as a contributing author to Harvey’s Indiana Practice and Procedure (West 1988).
David is admitted to practice in Indiana, as well as the Fourth, Seventh, and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. He has successfully taken cases to trial in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Colorado and Georgia. He is a member of the American, Indiana and Indianapolis Bar Associations, and serves on the Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Committee of the ABA Labor Section. He is the current co-chair of the Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Subcommittee. He is a past chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association Labor Law Section. He is also a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Federalist Society, and is a Diplomate of the Court Practice Institute. An active member of the community, David served as a member of the Zionsville Parks and Recreations Board from 1996 to 1998. He served as an elected member of the Zionsville Town Council and Zionsville Plan Commission from 1998 to 2008.
David received his Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in 1981. He then earned his juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. Every year since 2004 David has been named an Indiana Super Lawyer, and every year since 2012 he has been named to The Best Lawyers® in America. In 2010, David was named an Indiana Bar Foundation Fellow and in 2012 he was named to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Carr is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment issues, including:
ABA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., 2002
ABA Labor Section CLE Seminar in Washington, D.C., 2009