Overview

David handles litigation in federal and state courts and arbitrations around the country for clients across a broad range of industries and economic sectors. David defends employers against claims under the FLSA and state wage and hour law claims in class and collective actions and single plaintiff claims of harassment and discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination and employee fraud. David represents employers guarding against trade secret misappropriation and non-competition issues, and protecting against raiding and unfair competition claims.

David also focuses on employee benefits and ERISA litigation. He has particular experience litigating stock drop and other fiduciary claims, Taft-Hartley multiemployer pension and welfare benefit plan claims, withdrawal liability and control group issues, ESOP issues, plan interpretation issues, preemption issues, and service provider issues.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2019), ERISA Litigation

About Me

Outside of the office, David enjoys spending time outdoors and elsewhere with his wife, Stephanie, their three children, Sydney, Leo, and Elliot, and the family’s two Jack Russell terriers, Huxley and Olive.

Education

Creighton University School of Law

  • J.D., magna cum laude, 2005
  • Student Articles Editor, Creighton Law Review

University of Nebraska

  • B.A., English, 1993

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2005
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
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