David practices in the areas of environmental litigation and counseling, focused primarily on the pesticide industry.

His practice includes representing R&D companies in federal and state court litigation, administrative proceedings, and data compensation arbitrations under FIFRA, the federal pesticide statute; providing counseling on a wide range of pesticide-related issues, including responding to and participating in federal pesticide product reviews, addressing emerging scientific issues, the intersection of pesticide law with other environmental and statutory schemes including the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act; and drafting agreements. David has helped pesticide industry clients aggressively and effectively protect their intellectual property rights in data compensation arbitrations and negotiations and through copyright litigation.

David has litigated a wide range of environmental and commercial disputes, including contaminated site litigation, commercial contract disputes, white collar, copyright, trademark, insurance coverage, and employee benefits matters. He served as law clerk to the Hon. T.S. Ellis III in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and was a summer law intern at the Department of Justice in the Appellate Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division.


  • Williams College  (B.A., magna cum laude, 1993)
    • German Literature
  • University of Klagenfurt  (Fulbright Scholar, 1995)
    • Austrian Literature
  • University of Virginia  (J.D., 2002)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Virginia Law Review, Articles Development Editor

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court – District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - D.C. Circuit
  • Maryland Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association


  • German (proficiency)