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David Banks
E-mail Contact
Phone: (808) 521-9265
Fax: (808) 540-5018

cades.com
Cades Schutte Building,
Honolulu, HI 96813-4216

David F.E. Banks


Specialization
  • FLSA and state wage and hour law
  • FMLA
  • ADA
  • Federal WARN Act and State Dislocated Workers Act
  • Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation/Wrongful Termination
  • Employment Benefits/Executive Compensation
  • Employment Contracts, Manuals and Policies
  • Union/Employer Relations
  • Trade Secret Protection/Noncompetition Covenants
  • Employee Privacy Issues in the Workplace
  • Compliance Counseling/Strategic Planning
  • Workplace Safety/Workers' Compensation
  • Business Immigration

About Dave's Practice

David F.E. Banks is a partner with Cades Schutte LLP and chair of both the Corporate Department and the Employment Law and Labor Relations Group. With a client base that includes hotel owners, hotel managers and interval ownership programs, a large professional employer organization, regional healthcare organizations, national restaurant chains and local restaurants, construction companies and contractors, a cogeneration facility, national and local retailers, technology product and service providers, venture capital firms, and investment advisors, Dave is one of the most sought after attorneys in Hawaii.

Dave's corporate practice includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities law compliance, while his employment law practice focuses on counseling clients in matters related to strategic planning, legal compliance, labor and employment issues in M&A transactions, reductions in force, and assisting clients with drafting employment-related agreements, manuals, policies, and procedures.

Dave has an AV Preeminent Rating in Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, for the highest legal ability and ethical standards, and has been selected by his peers to be included in Best Lawyers in America since 2002. He has been listed in Honolulu Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Hawaii" for more than 15 years and featured in Chambers USA, "America's Leading Business Lawyers" in Hawaii since 2003.  A contributing editor for the ABA's FLSA and FMLA treatises and annual updates, he is an author for BNA's Treatise on State Wage and Hour Laws and regularly speaks on labor and employment matters at local and national seminars.

 

Education
  • Harvard, LL.M. (Corporate Finance), 1986
  • University of Miami, M.A. (Law & Economics), 1983
  • University of New Brunswick Law School, LL.B., 1983
  • University of New Brunswick, B.B.A., with highest honors, 1980


Major Publications & Speaking Engagements
  • Chief Editor/regular Feature Writer, Hawaii Employment Law Letter (since 1999)
  • Author, "Hawaii salary history inquiry ban to take effect January 1," Hawaii Employment Law Letter, November 2018, and HR Daily Advisor, December 6, 2018
  • Contributing Reporter, Annual Supplements on FLSA and FMLA, American Bar Association
  • Author, Treatise on State Wage and Hour Laws (Bureau of National Affairs)
  • "Exempt Offerings of Securities in Hawaii--An Overview for Start-Up Companies and Small Business," Vol. VII, No. 13, Hawaii Bar Journal, 2003
  • Regular speaker at employment law seminars locally and on the mainland


Professional Recognition
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2003-2016)
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, which noted "industry sources were full of praise for 'scholarly and hard-working' David Banks"
  • Received highest peer review rating (AV, Preeminent), Martindale Hubbell

Admitted to Practice
    New Brunswick; Canada (1983); Hawaii (1989)


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