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Biography

David practices in the area of employment law.  He works in a variety of employment matters including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, non-compete agreements, and trade secrets.  His practice is divided between offering advice and counsel, as well as litigating in court and in arbitration.

David has litigated cases in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Illinois, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, New York, Utah, Oklahoma, Arizona, West Virginia, Louisiana, and Michigan.  He has successfully handled class action employment cases and multiple cases against the EEOC.  David regularly works with Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI).

 

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Education

Law School

Northwestern University, J.D., 1991, cum laude
Associate Editor, Northwestern Law Review

Graduate School

University of Kent at Canterbury, M.A., 1988
Masters Degree in Modern Literature
Rotary Scholar

Undergraduate School 

Duke University, B.A., 1987, magna cum laude, with distinction in history
Phi Beta Kappa
Harry S. Truman Scholar
Phi Eta Sigma (political science honorary)

Clerkship

David served as a clerk for the court below:

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1991-93

Bar Membership

David is licensed to practice in the following state:

Ohio, 1991

Courts

David is admitted to practice before the following courts:

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

United States Supreme Court

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Benchmark Litigation, Midwest Star in Labor & Employment

The Best Lawyers in America®  2005-2019

The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year 2016, Litigation – Labor and Employment

The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year 2018, Employment Law – Management

Top 50 Ohio Super Lawyers® in Cincinnati for 2011-2012

Selected for inclusion in Ohio Super Lawyers® 2007-2019 and Rising Stars® 2005

40 Under 40, Cincinnati Business Courier

Arbitrator – American Arbitration Association and Cincinnati Bar Association

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

The Federal Bar Association, John W. Peck Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Executive Committee

Ohio Management Lawyers Association

Ohio State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee, Board of Governors

Cincinnati Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee; Common Pleas Court Committee

The Federal Lawyer, Editorial Board, 1995-1999

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Cincinnati Nature Center, Board of Trustees

Bethany House, Personnel Committee

Cincinnati Works, Legal Advisory Committee

Cincinnati Academy for Leadership for Lawyers, Class IV