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David is a partner in the Labor & Employment Group of Reed Smith's Litigation Department.


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., cum laude, Notes Editor, Law Review
  • American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), M.I.M.
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A.

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of West Virginia

  • David is a member of the Board of Directors of the Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, chairs its PBA Industries Committee, and serves on its Executive Committee.
  • David is a member of the East End Cooperative Ministry, Inc., an organization dedicated to helping vulnerable adults and at-risk children or youth, and chairs its Interfaith Committee.

Awards & Recognition

  • AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated, 5.0/5 (Martindale-Hubbell®)
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and in many other editions
  • Selected for inclusion on the 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List (as well as having been included in many other years).


David has four children -- a son who is a graduate (Phi Beta Kappa) of the University of Chicago; a daughter who is also a graduate (Phi Beta Kappa) of the University of Chicago and of New York University School of Law; a daughter who is a graduate of Wellesley College; and a son who is in 11th Grade    and he lives in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh with the younger of his two sons and his AKC Champion dogs.