Devand "Dave" A. Sukhdeo is a Partner in the Miami, Florida office of Jackson Lewis LLP.
Mr. Sukhdeo's established practice in labor and employment has encompassed representation of varied employers, ranging in size from small to international, in manufacturing, retail, media, health care, service, finance, construction, professional sports team and insurance industries. He regularly handles simple, complex and multiple party litigation. His expertise includes extensive litigation in the areas of unfair competition, trade secret violations, employment discrimination, wage and hour violations, disability access disputes and employee benefits/ERISA disputes. Mr. Sukhdeo has also represented and advised employers concerning unfair labor practice investigations and proceedings, union representation elections and CBA negotiations. Mr. Sukhdeo has gained vast experience in alternative dispute resolution and negotiation strategies through his work in these areas.
Apart from his litigation practice, Mr. Sukhdeo counsels employers on strategies for minimizing potential litigation and timely planning for the defense of unavoidable litigation. He regularly advises employers on day-to-day personnel matters and practices, with keen understanding of the business and legal factors that must be weighed in making human resources decisions. Mr. Sukhdeo specifically assists employers in such matters as reductions in force (RIFs), plant closings, employee termination/discipline, applicant background checks, employee handbooks, workplace violence and implementing effective personnel policies. He also provides in-house training on labor and employment law topics for both management and non-management employees. In addition, separation and severance agreements designed to protect employers from future litigation from former employees are an important aspect of his practice.
Mr. Sukhdeo is a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, the Black Lawyer’s Association and the Caribbean Lawyer’s Association. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida, the Southern District of New York and the Western District of Wisconsin. He was recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as a member of the Florida Legal Elite, and named in the South Florida Business Journal as one of the Best Lawyers in South Florida.
Mr. Sukhdeo received his B.A. from Columbia College in 1989, he received his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1995, where he was Associate Editor, Journal of Law and Social Change.
|"Effective Strategies on Managing SARS and Other Communicable Illnesses in the Workplace"
The EEOC Advisory Committee for Employees (January 2005) [Author]
|"An Employer's Overlapping Obligations Under the FMLA, the ADA and Workers' Compensation Statutes"
Lorman Educational Services (January 2002) [Author]
|"Employers'Obligations with Regard to Military Leave "
The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee (January 2001) [Author]
|"Employment Issues Post 9/11 2001 "
The EEOC Advisory Committee for Employers (January 2001) [Author]