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Dave is a Partner in Frost Brown Todd’s Columbus office and practices immigration law within the firm’s labor and employment practice group. He advises employers in an array of industries on complex immigration issues and assists them in securing temporary work visas and permanent residence for their foreign national employees. He works closely with foreign national employees, human resources personnel, business units, and offices of general counsel to coordinate both individual case matters and global immigration strategies.

Before rejoining the firm, Dave served as lead immigration counsel for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and oversaw insourced and outsourced immigration visa activities for several of Honda’s U.S. operations; developed strategies to navigate reorganizations, global travel issues, administrative changes, and a rapidly changing industry; supported outbound visa activities; counseled on I-9 and E-Verify compliance; and advised Honda’s international operations on U.S. immigration matters. Dave also has extensive law firm immigration experience.

Dave's Relevant Experience

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  • Supporting the nonimmigrant and immigrant visa needs of high-volume automotive, supply chain/logistics, semiconductor, chemical manufacturing, energy, higher education, and medical companies and institutions.
  • Creating streamlined PERM, H-1B, and L-1 processes.
  • Developing and implementing comprehensive immigration policies.
  • Advising on the impact of reorganizations on E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1, and TN employees and devising related immigration strategies.
  • Securing E-2 new company registrations, L-1 blankets, and L-1 new office approvals for Canadian, European, Japanese, and Latin American companies.
  • Obtaining O-1A visas and EB-1 immigrant petition approvals for researchers, professors, athletes, and coaches.
  • Conducting I-9 and E-Verify trainings and internal audits.

Other Info About Dave


Law School

Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2010

Undergraduate School

Tulane University, B.A., Latin American Studies, 2006, summa cum laude

Bar Memberships

Dave is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Ohio, 2014

Louisiana, 2010 (Inactive)


Local & National Recognition

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2018

Leadership Columbus Graduate, Class of 2017

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Online Course Review Committee, Member 2022-2023

Ohio State Bar Association

Leadership Columbus


Dave was invited to speak at the following events:

Remote Work, 2022 Ohio AILA Conference, October 28, 2022

The Alphabet Soup of Nonimmigrant Visas: Part II, 2022 AILA Annual Conference, June 15, 2022

Steady the Wheel: Navigating PERM, 2022 Federal Bar Association Immigration Law Conference, May 14, 2022

The Impact of COVID-19: Form I-9 Updates and What’s to Come, Human Resources Association of Central Ohio, April 27, 2022

The Impact of COVID-19: Form I-9 Updates and What’s to Come, FBT Labor & Employment Webinar, February 23, 2022

Hot Topics in Immigration, 2021 Honda-Vorys Employment Law Review

COVID-19 and Immigration Impact, 2020 Honda-Vorys Employment Law Review

Hot Topics in Immigration, 2019 Honda-Vorys Employment Law Review

Navigating the New Form I-9, Louisville Society for Human Resource Management, 2017 Legal Update

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