As a trial lawyer, David represents multibillion-dollar national and international corporations, including top international telecommunications companies and major semiconductor component companies. David, who worked as a software developer at a startup before attending law school, also represents private companies with innovative software. He has helped these companies enforce their own IP innovations in the competitive product marketplace while also protecting them from IP suits that could derail the company’s strategic plans.
During his nearly 30-year career as a highly-skilled litigator, David is distinguished for the client partnerships he builds—some spanning more than two decades.
Most of his notable cases are competitor-to-competitor cases dealing with litigation that has substantial, sometimes bet-the-company, consequences. For example:
David is also deeply involved in standard-essential patents (SEP) and fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) matters in both litigation and arbitration contexts. He understands the nuances of this developing law and can help both U.S. and international companies—licensor or licensee—make astute choices from a legal and business perspective.
David served as the firm’s nationwide head of litigation from 2001–2006, during a time when the group doubled in size. He also served on the firm’s management committee from 2002–2004 and on its compensation committee from 2012–2018.