David Gobeo is the Office Managing Partner for FordHarrison's West Palm Beach office. He focuses his practice on the representation of management in a broad range of employment matters including against claims of discrimination, harassment and wage and hour violations.

David routinely handles lawsuits involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Florida Civil Rights Act; as well as litigating non-compete and trade secrets matters. David also represents clients in charges of discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, and various local agencies. David also advises clients on the use of employment policies and procedures to reduce litigation risk.

Representative Experience
  • Defeated conditional certification in a number of collective action wage and hour overtime lawsuits, including a result avoiding tens of millions of dollars in potential liability

  • Successful in obtaining injunctions against former employees based on theft of confidential information and breaches of non-solicitation agreements

  • Obtained summary judgment (affirmed by a federal appeals court) for a large government employer, avoiding millions of dollars of potential liability

Honors & Awards
  • "Florida Rising Stars," Super Lawyers magazine (2012-2019)