- J.D., University of Minnesota School of Law, magna cum laude (1998)
- B.A., Carleton College, magna cum laude, Political Science (1987)
- Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., Minneapolis, Minnesota, Associate (1998-2007); Law Clerk (1997-1998)
- King & Hatch, St. Paul, Minnesota, Law Clerk (1996-1997)
- Piper Jaffray Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota; Marketing Coordinator, Mergers & Acquisitions Team; Corporate Finance (1991-1995); Research Associate, Research Department (1989-1990)
David defends manufacturers involved in personal injury/wrongful death claims and government agency investigations related to fires and explosions, chemical products, heavy construction equipment, industrial and manufacturing products (such as electronic controls, limit switches, light curtains and pressure transducers), underground water pipelines, and consumer goods and appliances.
David’s clients are corporations and individuals involved in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, financial services, health care, medical devices, food, retail and communications. He has litigated cases in 17 states.
BUSINESS LITIGATION: David has represented plaintiffs and defendants in business litigation matters for his entire career. For example, David represented a family-owned, duty-free store operator in an antitrust, unfair competition, and wrongful interference with business litigation dispute against a world-wide operator of duty-free stores. He defended a national accounting firm facing negligence and malpractice claims arising from the collapse of a mutual fund. He represented an institutional, municipal bond trader in breach of contract case against former employer.
WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE: David routinely defends clients in white collar criminal cases and guides them through internal investigations of suspected wrongdoing. For example, he represented a medical device manufacturer involved in a Medicare fraud investigation in Illinois and Minnesota. He represented an executive with a large health insurer who was investigated by various federal agencies for the backdating of stock options. David represented officers for a commercial builder who were subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in connection with a criminal antitrust investigation in Georgia involving allegations of bid rigging. David has also represented an accountant in a high profile, federal tax fraud prosecution.
PRODUCTS LIABILITY: Products liability cases have long been a cornerstone of David’s work. For example, he obtained summary judgment from a state court in Michigan after his client’s product failed and the plaintiff became a quadriplegic as a result of severe injuries to his brain and spine. When a severely injured worker brought claims in a California state court after falling into an industrial mixer against David’s “target” client, David successfully resolved that litigation by allowing the plaintiff access to his client’s experts for use against the other defendants. Recently, David successfully guided a client with a product at the center of investigations by the Chemical Safety Board, OSHA and other government agencies that concluded the product was not the root cause or a contributing factor in a large explosion.
State of Minnesota
Various federal district and appellate courts
Federal Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
AWARDS AND OTHER RECOGNITION
Listed in Best Lawyers in America (2013)
Named a "Rising Star" by Minnesota Journal of Law & Politics
Dana Award for Personal Achievement, Carleton College (1987)
Member, Carleton Career Center Alumni Board