Daniel P. O’Meara

Shareholder Philadelphia

Daniel O’Meara is a Shareholder in the Philadelphia office of Ogletree Deakins. Dan has been a practicing attorney for nearly 30 years, with extensive experience in employment litigation, labor relations and preventive human resource practices. Dan has substantial experience in matters involving trade secrets, noncompete agreements, and the employee duty of loyalty. He has written and spoken extensively on these subjects, and in a two-year period, obtained more than 60 injunctions for employers in courts around the country. Dan has successfully tried cases to a conclusion in state and federal courts, and in arbitration. He served for a time as the sole in-house employment counsel at a Fortune 200 company.

Dan’s book, Protecting the Growing Number of Older Workers: the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (University of Pennsylvania) was reviewed in one national magazine as “a masterful work” and “both readable and informative,” and has been cited in publications such as the Harvard Law Review. Dan is also the author of a 1000+ page book, O’Meara, Employment Arbitration (LexisNexis) which has been described in national magazines as “timely,” “balanced,” and “a comprehensive review and discussion of the totality of employment arbitration law” and cited in a landmark judicial opinion.

Dan has been consulted by and featured regarding employment law on programs such as NBC News Dateline, MSNBC, the Oprah Winfrey Show and National Public Radio Marketplace. He has been quoted on employment law topics in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Time and has written articles for a variety of publications, including HR Magazine and HR Professional. Additionally, Dan is co-host of “In the Workplace” on SiriusXM Radio’s Business Radio Powered by Wharton.


Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • Managing Director of the Wharton School Council on Employee Relations
  • Senior Fellow of the Wharton School Center for Human Resources
  • Immediate Past President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association

Speeches:

  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Happy 50th Birthday, ADEA: The Latest Issues, Trends, and Strategies'' - Phoenix - May 10, 2018
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