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As a member of the Littler onDemand team based in Idaho, David A. Dixon serves as the primary point of contact for Littler onDemand clients, ensuring their workplace legal issues are promptly addressed. Dave brings more than 20 years of labor and employment litigation, advice and counsel experience to his role with Littler.

In his work with Littler onDemand clients, Dave acquires a deep understanding of their business needs and goals, and of their workplace cultures, guidelines, protocols, and resources, enabling him to provide highly efficient, relevant advice and counsel. Dave frequently collaborates with Littler attorneys who bring industry-leading subject matter and jurisdictional knowledge to provide quick and substantive answers to client inquiries. He also leverages Littler’s technology-based tools to access client information and optimize advice and counsel delivered through the Littler onDemand platform.

Prior to joining Littler, Dave’s legal practice focused exclusively on counseling and defending management in the full range of labor and employment matters, including a broad spectrum of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination and other employment litigation, numerous wage and hour class actions, reductions in force, workplace violence, traditional labor law, harassment prevention and other management training, and frequent day-to-day employer counseling. He has represented employers in a wide variety of administrative settings including defending a large number of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and analogous state agency claims, labor arbitrations, Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division claims and audits, unemployment claims, OSHA and Cal-OSHA matters, and other administrative matters.

He was active in the Kern County Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Kern County Bar Association, holding numerous leadership positions in both.

Dave firmly believes in reducing risk through management education. He has served as an adjunct professor or guest lecturer for several large educational institutions in California, Colorado and Wisconsin. He co-authored the 1st and 2nd Editions of SHRM’s California Learning System™ and has delivered more than 70 public presentations on a wide range of employment law topics.

During law school, he was vice president and 2L class representative of the Duke Bar Association, co-director of Public Hearing, an a cappella group, and a member of the Duke Chapel Vespers Chamber Choir.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Society for Human Resource Management



The Pioneer Association


Legislative Director

Northern Colorado Human Resource Association



American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section


Eastern District Lawyer Representative

Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference


Board of Directors

San Joaquin Valley Chapter Federal Bar Association



Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Labor & Employment Committee



Sacramento Area Human Resources Association, Legal & Legislative Group



Omicron Delta Epsilon National Economics Honor Society

University of Washington


Golden Key International Honor Society

University's Outstanding Junior

University of Washington


News, Analysis & Press

EEOC Challenges Standard Severance Provisions

The Bulletin (published by MSEC)

May 2014

Mental Illness in the Workplace: From Aberrant Conduct to Workplace Violence

MSEC Employment Law Update

Spring 2013

Legislative Snippets, contributing author

Colorado State Council of SHRM

1st quarter 2012

Legal & Legislative Update

Kern County Society for Human Resource Management (KCSHRM)

October 2007

Pending Legislation Reminds Employers to Get Serious About E-Monitoring

Sacramento Area Human Resource Association Monthly Newsletter


California’s New ‘Baby WARN’ Act Creates Legal Land Mines for Employers

Sacramento Area Human Resource Association Monthly Newsletter


Libros & Capítulos

  • Labor and Employee Relations Module, Co-Author, California Learning System™, 1st and 2nd Editions, Society for Human Resource Management, 2007-2008
  • Legal Compliance, Editor, Preventing Sexual Harassment – California Edition, Alexander Hamilton Institute, 2007

Speaking Engagements

Drug Testing Through the LoD Lens – Compliant Solutions for the Questions You Have Today

Client Webinar

October 18, 2022

Wage & Hour Through the LoD Lens – Compliant Solutions for the Questions You Have Today

Client Webinar

July 28, 2022

Leaves of Absence Through the LoD Lens – Compliant Solutions for the Questions You Have Today

Client Webinar

April 20, 2022

How to Effectively Advocate

Day at the Capitol Event, Colorado SHRM


Out of Bounds (aka The Heat Is On): A 2015 Legal & Legislative Update for HR Professionals

HR organizations


The Times They Are A-Changin': A 2014 Legal Update for HR Professionals

Multiple HR organizations


The Legal and Psychological Aspects of Mental Illness in the Workplace: From Aberrant Behavior to Workplace Violence, co-presenter with Dr. James Turner

Mountain States Employers Council, Employment Law Update Conference, multiple cities


Smoke & Mirrors: A 2013 Legal & Legislative Update for Colorado HR Professionals

Multiple HR organizations


You Don't Have to Ride a Tornado to Get to Oz: A Legal & Legislative Update for HR Professionals

Multiple HR organizations


Voice Lessons: A California Political Primer for HR Professionals (Opening Keynote)

California State Council of SHRM (CalSHRM) Annual Legislative Conference, Sacramento, CA


Are We There Yet?: Exploring the Relations of Law, Race, Labor and Economics Through the Lens of 2007 Legal & Legislative Developments, co-presenter with Professor Atiba Ellis

Kern County Society for Human Resource Management (KCSHRM), Bakersfield, CA



  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1999cum laude
  • B.A., University of Washington, 1996

Admisión de la barra



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin