Biography

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.  He is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Pesticides & Biotechnology Practice Group.

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.

David is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 2002), where he was the Articles Development Editor of the Virginia Law Review. He holds a degree in German Literature from Williams College (B.A., 1993) and studied modern Austrian literature as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Klagenfurt.

He is a member of the Maryland Bar and the Bar of the District of Columbia.

Education

  • 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

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

Languages

  • German