Luke C. MacDowall represents employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, handling a diverse array of employment law matters. He focuses on litigation matters at the pre-trial and trial stages. Luke has extensive trial and oral advocacy experience, handling single and multiplaintiff actions in state and federal courts. He also regularly carries matters to conclusion on appeal.
Luke is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Luke represents and counsels employers in cases arising under federal and state laws, including:
- Discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religious, sex, age, or disability
- Harassment in the workplace
- Retaliation, including workers' compensation retaliation
- Claims for unemployment insurance benefits
- Wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Unfair competition and trade secrets
He further assists employers with responding to administrative charges of discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and with abiding by best practices in:
- Reviewing and drafting employee handbooks and policies
- Hiring, performance management, and termination
- Assessing employee accommodation requests to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
During law school, Luke was an editorial staff member for the Wake Forest Business & Intellectual Property Law Journal. He also competed on the school’s National Moot Court and National Trial teams.
Prior to joining Littler, Luke was an associate in the employment and workers’ compensation practice group of a well-respected firm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.