Luke Donohue is an Associate in the firm’s Atlanta office. Luke represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation, ranging from single-plaintiff claims to nationwide class and collective actions. These cases include matters brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Luke continues to develop significant experience defending employers against wage-and-hour claims, including claims for unpaid minimum wage and overtime, tip credit violations, “off-the-clock” work, and independent contractor misclassification.
Luke routinely represents employers before the U.S. Department of Labor, handling a wide array of agency investigations into alleged violations of wage-and-hour laws and other federal statutes. In addition, Luke has represented employers before additional administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board.
Luke’s practice covers all aspects of litigation, including drafting and arguing motions, taking and defending depositions, discovery and evidence collection, and engaging in dispute resolution.
Luke graduated magna cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he served as both Symposium Editor for the Georgia State University Law Review and Communications Director for the Moot Court Board. Luke also served as a student clerk to The Honorable Justice Carol W. Hunstein of the Supreme Court of Georgia, a Pupil in the Logan E. Bleckley Inn of Court, and a student intern in the HeLP Legal Services Clinic, where he advocated for disability benefits on behalf of low-income children.
Outside of the firm, Luke serves as the Co-Founder and Vice President of The AJ Donohue Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that raises money for children’s hospitals and nursing scholarships, and as a Member of the Georgia State University College of Law Alumni Council. Luke is also an avid supporter of the Georgia Bulldogs and a founding member of the Atlanta United Football Club.