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In his current position as staff attorney at Reed Smith, David works in conjunction with attorneys in the Financial Industry Group to efficiently represent multiple mortgage lenders and servicers in hundreds of matters commenced by homeowners seeking to prevent residential loan foreclosures across the country. For the past several years, David served as in-house counsel for a large financial institution, managing and defending a significant portfolio of mortgage-related litigation. This experience has given him insight into the needs of in-house counsel that enables him to provide excellent client service. He performs all functions of an in-house counsel, including overseeing more than 200 matters, developing strategy, investigating claims, supervising outside counsel, evaluating settlement proposals, managing eDiscovery, and coordinating with decision-makers across multiple lines of business. These cases include not only breach of contract, fraud, and wrongful foreclosure claims, but also alleged statutory violations regarding the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Truth-in-Lending Act, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act, as well as state consumer protection statutes.


  • Duquesne University School of Law, 2006, J.D., cum laude, Duquesne Business Law Journal; Recipient of Distinguished Student Award (Class of 2006); Second Best Advocate, Gourley Moot Court Competition (2006); Katie Westbrook Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy (Class of 2006); Semi-Finalist, Carol Los Mansmann Appellate Moot Court Competition (2004)
  • St. John's College, B.A., Philosophy and Mathematics

  • Pensilvania

  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of West Virginia