Daniel B. Harris is a shareholder at Carr Allison in the Birmingham, AL office, where he is a member of the Labor & Employment Team. Daniel has extensive experience litigating labor and employment disputes in federal courts, Alabama state courts, arbitrations, and various administrative venues (such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission). Daniel has successfully defended clients against all manner of labor and employment claims, including race, gender, pregnancy, disability, and age discrimination; retaliation (including workers’ compensation retaliation under Alabama law); sexual harassment; violation of the Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Pay Act, and Occupational Safety and Health Act standards; and violation of restrictive covenants (such as non-compete agreements).
Daniel’s labor and employment practice also includes advising clients on non-litigation matters. He is experienced in drafting and revising employee handbooks and other policies and regularly advises clients on topics including FMLA and ADA issues, potential terminations, restrictive covenants, employee benefits, and recent developments in labor and employment law.
In addition, Daniel is experienced in defending fraud claims, including suits brought under the False Claims Act. This experience extends to suits prosecuted by relators and the federal government and includes cases involving the production of hundreds of thousands of documents. Daniel has also defended clients from claims (both litigated and pre-suit) that physical facilities do not comply with the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Daniel has participated in several jury and bench trials in federal and state courts, both in a first-chair and second-chair capacity. Daniel has obtained pretrial dismissals of cases and claims on behalf of several clients, including summary judgments and dismissals for failure to state a claim.
Prior to joining Carr Allison, Daniel served as a law clerk to the Honorable William M. Acker, Jr., Senior District Judge in the Northern District of Alabama.
Daniel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama, where he marched in the Million Dollar Band and was a three-year section leader of the trombone section. He earned his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law and was a Dean M. Leigh Harrison award recipient. He served as the Acquisitions Editor for the Alabama Law Review and was a member of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court team.
Outside of his law practice, Daniel enjoys spending time with family and friends and is a fan of the Birmingham Barons, the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta United, and the Alabama Crimson Tide.