David has specialized in appellate litigation since joining Reed Smith in 2003. He routinely briefs and argues appeals in federal and state courts and handles dispositive motions at the trial level. Prior to joining the firm, he clerked for the Honorable E. Grady Jolly of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
David's experience in the U.S. Supreme Court includes the preparation of certiorari petitions, oppositions to certiorari petitions, and amicus briefs filed at the petition stage and on the merits. He also has handled cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits, the California Supreme Court, the California Courts of Appeal, the Ohio Supreme Court and Ohio Court of Appeals, and the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts.
David's experience covers a wide range of substantive areas, including constitutional law, federal jurisdiction, federal preemption of state law, judicial review of administrative actions, class actions, federal arbitration, securities, the regulation of mutual funds, shareholder disputes, fiduciary duties, media law, Medicare and Medicaid law, federal labor law, and telecommunications law.