John S. Mackey
John Mackey represents employers before Hawaii federal and state courts defending claims of discrimination, harassment and failure to accommodate disabilities, and prosecuting claims of employee breach of non-compete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of other employee duties and agreements. He also represents clients before various federal and state administrative agencies during hearings and investigations; advises clients on employment actions and compliance with federal and state laws relating to leave, wage and hour issues, accommodating physical and mental disabilities, independent contractor status, unemployment insurance, information security breach, garnishments and employee handbooks; and drafts employment related agreements and policies.
John has a varied legal background in government prior to joining the firm, having defended the State of Michigan and its agencies in employment and election litigation in the Public Employment and Elections Division of the Michigan Attorney General’s Office; defended the City and County of Honolulu in a wide range of litigation as a Deputy Corporation Counsel; and worked on legislative matters for the Honolulu City Council’s Office of Council Services. He has also worked as a law clerk for Missouri Supreme Court Judge John C. Holstein.