David J. Carr

Ice Miller LLP
One American Square
Suite 2900
Indianapolis, IN 46282-0200

Tel: 317-236-5840

Email: david.carr@icemiller.com
Web: www.icemiller.com

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 doctor 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.

From the beginning of our law firm, Ice Miller has a tradition of strong labor and employment lawyers who work with both public and private employers as they deal with government agencies, individual employee issues or unionized workforces.

At Ice Miller, our labor and employment lawyers are focused on helping our clients create better workplaces. In achieving that goal, we understand what employers really need from their labor and employment counsel:

  • Practical real-world advice about solving problems that can expose employers to lawsuits or other claims;
  • Uncomplicated ways to comply with the complex and ever-changing laws governing the workplace;
  • Creative and collaborative relationships with long-term clients to meet their business goals and internal expectations;
  • Strong, cost-effective advocacy; and
  • The depth and skill to go the distance when disputes cannot be resolved on the front end, whether those disputes end up in complicated employment litigation or in a union organizing drive.

We don’t start a relationship by telling a client what it needs from us, or what it must do; instead, we ask what the client wants from its lawyers, and what it wants to do. With our collective experience and determination on behalf of our clients, Ice Miller’s labor and employment lawyers provide the highest level of sophistication in the labor and employment law practice combined with the practical real-world needs of employers across the United States and abroad.

Built on a 100+ year foundation of legal service, Ice Miller LLP is committed to helping our clients stay ahead of a changing world.

Ice Miller is a full service law firm dedicated to helping our clients stay ahead of a changing world. With over 340 legal professionals in seven offices, we advise clients on all aspects of complex legal issues across more than 20 practice areas. Our clients include emerging growth companies, FORTUNE 500 corporations, municipal entities and nonprofits.

Our diverse client base ranges from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and from governmental entities to educational organizations and pension funds. Our clients span the business economy from service to industrial to tech. In the non-profit sector our experience includes work with charitable, fiduciary, educational and governmental entities. Our attorneys strive to develop a deep understanding of each client’s needs in order to help them build, grow and protect their most valued assets.

Ice Miller’s clients are often economic and community drivers. Many are leaders in their fields and sectors. We work collaboratively with them to achieve their goals. To do that, we offer our greatest strength: our people. Ice Miller is a talent mosaic with the ability to bring the exact legal skills needed for specific projects from the routine to the complex. Every professional at Ice Miller is fully and deeply committed to providing our clients with innovative, responsive, relevant and cost-effective solutions.