Darren S. Harrington

Darren S. Harrington

Dallas, Texas

Darren Harrington is a shareholder whose principal area of practice is focused on representing local, national, and international corporations and their officers in cases involving trade secrets, non-compete agreements, union issues, personnel, and government regulatory matters. He has been recognized as one of the premier Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defense counselors in the country, and is regularly called upon by employers to enforce and defend against restrictive covenants such non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, as well as defend against claims under the various anti-discrimination in employment statutes, the minimum wage and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and numerous other matters involving employment and traditional labor law. He also routinely represents employers in union election campaigns, unfair labor practices, strikes, and picketing and was named as a "Texas Rising Star" by TEXAS MONTHLY and Law and Politics Media, Inc..

Darren attended Southern Methodist University on an athletic scholarship where lettered four years in football. Mr. Harrington earned his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Harrington also served four years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves.

Mr. Harrington routinely conducts seminars concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, and workplace violence. He is a member of the Dallas and Texas Bar Associations and has been admitted to practice in the Northern, Southern and Western Federal District Courts of Texas.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Union Prevention
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour Compliance (FLSA)
  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigation
  • Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management
  • Government Relations
  • Reductions in Force (WARN Act)
  • Management Education, including Training

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Southern Methodist University
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Major: Political Science
  • Southern Methodist University
    • B.B.A.
    • Major: General Business


  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Workplace Violence

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Superlawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine , 2015 - 2016
  • Texas Rising Star by Texas Monthly Magazine, 2006 - 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Marine Corps Reserves