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Devin Dolive

Devin handles a broad range of commercial litigation and labor & employment matters, ranging from antitrust and pricing disputes to collective bargaining.

Devin practices in the firm’s Commercial Litigation group and has litigated many types of commercial matters, ranging from contract disputes and business torts to pricing and antitrust matters. Devin also represents employers, focusing on labor & employment litigation and advice, collective bargaining matters, and employee benefit and ERISA litigation. His clients include manufacturers, service providers, banks, and insurance companies. He is a contributing author to Burr's Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Law Blog.

Devin, an undergraduate German and political science major who studied in Germany and then worked in Belgium prior to law school, has also developed a niche practice advising foreign-owned businesses on litigation in American courts and on American labor laws.

Devin received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Amherst College and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of ...

What advice would you give to a young student in law school?
Enjoy! This is the only time that you will be asked to comment on the facts and holding in A.A. Poultry Farms, Inc. v. Rose Acre Farms, Inc., without having also to explain how the holding applies to your client's particular situation. Only law students and legislators get asked to think about what the law should be, not what it is.

What community projects are you involved in?
I serve on the Board of Directors for the Alabama-Germany Partnership and the Junior Board of the Alabama Wildlife Center, and have served on the governing board of my church.

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  • Assisted in the successful defense of an excess insurer on bad faith claims both at trial and on appeal
  • Performed comprehensive review of collective bargaining agreements and ERISA plans to advise clients regarding changes to benefits provided to employees and retirees
  • Successfully argued before Alabama circuit courts and the Alabama Supreme Court to compel the arbitration of commercial disputes
  • Obtained court orders compelling opposing parties in commercial disputes to produce electronically-stored information, including thousands of e-mails and electronic records of sales transactions