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David is the chair of our Records & E-Discovery (RED) Group and a member of the Emerging Technologies group. A Harvard Law graduate with more than 35 years of commercial litigation experience, David serves as e-discovery counsel and information governance counsel to some of the top companies in the world. He also represents clients in complex litigation matters, and counsels companies of all sizes on information governance and litigation readiness issues.


  • Harvard Law School, 1983, J.D., cum laude
  • Kenyon College, 1980, B.A., summa cum laude

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York

  • All State and Federal Courts - Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Advanced eDiscovery Institute – Advisory Board
  • Sedona Conference
  • EDRM – Measurement Committee
  • CPR – E-Discovery Education Committee
  • Strafford Publications, Inc. – Editorial Advisory Board for Litigation Conferences
  • New York State Bar Association – Committee on Electronic Discovery
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (past Chair of Technology Utilization Committee)
  • American Bar Association (past Chair of Litigation Technologies Subcommittee of Litigation Section)
  • Temple Emanuel of South Hills (SEF Chair and Past President)
  • Legal Aid Society of Pittsburgh (past member of Board of Directors, 1988-1997)
  • Harvard Law School Association of Western Pennsylvania (past President)
  • Kenyon College Alumni Association, Pittsburgh Region (past President)

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers Global for USA E-Discovery & Information Governance, 2016-2024
  • Winner of Legal Intelligencer’s 2023 Pennsylvania Innovator of the Year Award
  • Winner of Law 2.0’s 2022 Distinguished Leadership Award
  • Selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for E-Discovery, 2013-2022
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Nationwide E-Discovery & Information Governance, 2014-2024
  • Winner of Legal Intelligencer’s 2020 Pennsylvania Trailblazer Award
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal (2015)

Witness Testimony

  • 7 November 2013 Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules — Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Washington, D.C.