David represents businesses, executives and professionals before federal and state courts, government agencies and arbitration tribunals in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Throughout his career, David has focused on assisting companies and employees navigate disputes frequently arising both during and after the employment relationship. He has extensive experience defending employers from complaints of workplace discrimination and litigating matters involving the misappropriation of trade secrets and violations of restrictive covenants, including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
David is admitted to practice law in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. and aspired to enter the legal profession for as long as he remembers. He enjoys collaborating with his clients to reach creative solutions to even the most complex employment issues. When an early resolution is not possible, he aggressively prosecutes his client’s rights and business interests through formal legal action.
David has been recognized by the legal community for his litigation capabilities and dedication to his clients’ goals, and was selected as a D.C. and Virginia Rising Star in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers (2019).
David is a magna cum laude graduate of George Mason University School of Law where he was a member of the George Mason Law Review.
Before moving to the Washington, D.C. area, David graduated magna cum laude from Florida Atlantic University where he obtained a B.A. in History.
When not assisting his clients, David enjoys traveling and playing tennis, albeit mediocrely.
Brought suit under the DC Wage Payment and Collection Law on behalf of an executive chef against a restaurant for unpaid fringe benefits, resolving in a settlement over three times the value of the withheld wages.
Represented a luxury hotel before the Baltimore City Circuit Court in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by a former manager.
Defended sales director against lawsuit filed by transnational company alleging violations of restrictive covenants and the misuse of trade secrets.
Defeated EEOC charges of race and gender discrimination brought against a Virginia IT company.
Defended a large medical group before the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against a former-employee’s FMLA and age-discrimination lawsuit.
Defended construction company against a disability discrimination claim before the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights resulting in the former employee withdrawing his charge at the first hearing.
Brought a lawsuit on behalf of a Fairfax company against an independent contractor for violations of non-compete and non-solicit covenants. Successfully defended the applicability of the covenants against the former-contractor’s demurrer.
Prosecuted a lawsuit in Anne Arundel County for fraud and fiduciary breaches by a senior manager discovered to be engaging in dual employment and forging time sheets to conceal his actions.
Obtained dismissal with prejudice of 4 out of 7 counts brought against employee in Maryland state court action involving claims of constructive fraud and misappropriation of trade secrets.
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Pro Bono Experience
Represented Loudoun County tenants in lawsuit against former landlord. Obtained judgment in client’s favor after a successful bench trial.
Provided corporate and employment guidance to charitable and artistic institutions.
George Mason University School of Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (2014-15).
Publications and Presentations
When Does Ex-Employee’s Use of LinkedIn Violate a Non-Solicitation Agreement? Virginia Lawyers Weekly (July 24, 2017)
Social Security Determinations in Litigation: Unreliable or Underused?
George Mason Law Review (2015)
Fairfax Bar Association, Business Litigation Section
Virginia State Bar Association
DC Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
Bar Association of Montgomery County
Maryland State Bar Association