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David W. Gray



Professional Profile

David Gray has represented employers in employment and labor matters before various courts and administrative agencies around the country. He has successfully defended employers in actions pending before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the Northern District of Indiana, the District of New Jersey, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, among others. He has represented a variety of employers before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor and other federal and state agencies. Although enjoying considerable success in litigating matters, David is most proud of his ability to counsel employers on ways to avoid the pitfalls of litigation. During his career, he has reviewed innumerable employee handbooks, personnel manuals, devised various employer friendly programs and negotiated collective bargaining agreements.

David received his federal court litigation education while serving as a law clerk to the Honorable S. Hugh Dillin, Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana immediately following his graduation from law school. He has also litigated non-employment law matters in the U.S. District Courts for the Central District of California, the District of Colorado, the Southern District of Texas and the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois.

David advises many local businesses functioning in the capacity of a general counsel.


Indiana University

Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D.
1975 cum laude
Indiana Journal for Global Legal Students, Submission Editor

Indiana University

B.S., Business-Finance
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  • Indiana
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association, Member; Labor & Employment Law Section, Member
  • Indianapolis Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member; Labor & Employment Law Section, Member

Community Service

  • Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Board of Trustees, Member, 2004-2016; Board of Trustees, Chair 2013-2015; Honorary Trustee, 2018
  • Venture Club of Indiana, Board of Directors
  • Shattuck St. Mary's School, Faribault, MN, Board of Trustees, 2003-2009, 2017-Present
  • Shattuck St. Mary’s Foundation, Chairman, 2010-2017


  • Martindale Hubbell AV Lawyer Rating
  • Indiana Super Lawyer – Labor & Employment, 2004, 2007-2010
  • Ardath Burkhart Series Board Leadership Development, Graduate, 1988
  • Indiana University, Kelly School of Business, Adjunct Faculty, 1985-1986
  • University of Indianapolis, Adjunct Faculty, 1982-1984
  • Indiana Law Review, Associate Editor, 1974-1975

Speaking and Publications

    David has been a frequent lecturer on labor and employment law matters.

  • Author: "Consumer Law, Survey Recent Developments in Indiana Law," 10 Ind. L. Rev. 142, 1976
  • Author: "Recent Development, Schneckloth v. Bustmonte," 7 Ind. L. Rev., 592, 1974


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David W. Gray
One American Square, Suite 2500,
Indianapolis, IN 46282

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