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Howard Daniel • Shareholder

Ogletree Deakins • Greenville, South Carolina

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Ogletree Deakins
The Ogletree Building, Suite 500
300 North Main St.
Greenville, South Carolina 29601
phone 864.271.1300
fax  864.235.8806


Mr. Daniel has since 1976 handled labor and employment problems in a wide array of industries.  He has extensive experience in representing management in union organizational attempts as well as in structuring acquisitions/mergers/LBOs to comply with successorship principles.  He has represented management in numerous decertification matters.  Mr. Daniel also has experience in the areas of contract negotiation, administration, and bargaining.  He has tried cases before the NLRB and handled appellate cases under the NLRA.  Mr. Daniel has been listed in the The Best Lawyers in America since 2001. In the community Mr. Daniel has extensive experience in assisting business in their relocation plans and served as Vice Chair of Economic Development for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce in 2003 and 2004.  Mr. Daniel is serving as Chairman of the Chamber in 2007.  Mr. Daniel is Vice President of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Foundation.In the preventive sphere, Mr. Daniel has conducted supervisor training on such diverse topics as NLRA compliance, sexual harassment, the ADA, and the FMLA.  He regularly counsels clients in compliance matters under Title VII and related statutes.  Mr. Daniel has handled cases in a large number of industries, but he has particular expertise in the following industries: healthcare, hosiery manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, istribution, forest products, and telecenters.  Mr. Daniel has successfully handled the following:
<li>Assisted management in planning an LBO in a manner that enabled management to restructure its labor contracts so the venture became immediately profitable.<li>
Manages all litigation for an entity with almost $3 billion in sales and 17,000 employees.<li>Assisted management in developing and successfully implementing a plan to alleviate the threat of contempt or other unusual remedies for a new client that had a history of labor law violations.<li>Successfully handled one of the nation’s first cases involving the exclusion of an HIV-positive employee from an exposure-prone position involving invasive care.<li>Worked with management to resolve legal issues that allowed employees to successfully decertify the UFCW after 25+ years of representation at a 400-employee distribution center.Mr. Daniel works with major healthcare entity regarding complex healthcare issues involving physicians and other professionals.Mr. Daniel is a member of Ogletree Deakins’ Board of Directors.


  • College: B.A., Davidson College, 1972
  • Law School: J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law, 1976 (American Jurisprudence Awards in Contracts,

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