Mr. Donathen has practiced in the area of labor and employment law for over 25 years. He concentrates his practice on (1) defending employment litigation cases in federal and state courts, including claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and the FLSA; (2) representing management in matters before the NLRB, PERB and other administrative agencies, and (3) litigating covenants not to compete and other business tort matters. Mr. Donathen has been included in The Best Lawyers in America® and selected for inclusion in 2009 Upstate New York Super Lawyers. He has been with the Firm since 1990. Prior to that time, he served as counsel in the NLRB's elite Division of Enforcement (in both the Appellate and Contempt Sections) and as confidential law clerk to Hon. John T. Elvin, U.S.D.J. for the Western District of New York.