Mr. Petrov has built a successful legal practice upon a proven record of solving problems for his clients.  He represents individuals in need in whistleblower, class-action, employment, and civil rights disputes before federal and state courts throughout the United States. He has successfully resolved claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, and retaliation, under nearly every federal and state equal employment opportunity law. He has obtained million dollar judgments on behalf of his clients, including a landmark $6.7 million award in the arbitration of an age and disability case, and a $3 million judgment in a state retaliation case.

Mr. Petrov focuses a large portion of his practice representing whistleblowers who report fraud against the government in arenas including health care, defense contracting, and immigration fraud.  He has assisted whistleblowers in qui tam litigation in connection with the U.S. Department of Justice, and also individuals who report significant known tax fraud to the Internal Revenue Service.  Mr. Petrov has significant experience negotiating and litigating executive employment agreements, noncompetition and nonsolicitation covenants, and confidentiality agreements.

Mr. Petrov received a Bachelors of Arts degree in English from Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York. He received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2001, where he served as Executive Articles Editor of the Journal of International Law. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Mr. Petrov practiced labor and employment law as an associate with Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP.

Mr. Petrov serves as a Trustee of the Ohio Association for Justice, and chairs that organization's Employment Law Section.  He is active in the Northeast Ohio community, having sat on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and the Executive Leadership Board of Playhouse Square Partners. He also is a former member of the law alumni board of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and the Columbia University Alumni Representative Committee, and volunteers as a class agent for the University School Annual Fund.

Mr. Petrov's email address is: dpetrov@tpgfirm.com

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