David is an experienced commercial litigator whose practice includes the defense of multistate class actions and consumer protection claims. In the California state and federal courts, David has handled a wide range of commercial and retail litigation, including claims of false advertising and unfair competition under Section 17200 of the California Business & Professional Code.
His representations include manufacturers and shipping companies, as well as major hotels and retailers.
David also defends and advises clients in employment matters and contributes to strategy and execution of acquisitions, providing seasoned judgment regarding labor relations, human resources and public affairs.
He is experienced in complex employment and labor law issues, including ADA access, union organizing, labor negotiations, labor arbitration, matters before the National Labor Relations Board, long-term workforce strategies, wage and hour laws and affirmative action. David also has experience in health and safety-related workplace issues and specifically, Cal-OSHA matters.
Within the firm, David served as the Office Managing Partner of the San Francisco office and as a member on the firm's Executive Committee.
Before Fox Rothschild
David was a partner in a large, international law firm. He was then Senior Vice President for Labor Relations and Public Affairs for Safeway, Inc., and was Chairman of the California Retailers Association, a legislative advocacy group. David was a partner with Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman, P.C. and the founding managing partner of that firm's California offices.
Honors & Awards
- Named a “Leading Labor and Employment Lawyer” in California by the Daily Journal (2015)
- Named a Northern California "Super Lawyer" in the area of Labor and Employment Law by Super Lawyers (2011-2012, 2016-2020)
- Named to “Super Lawyers Business Edition” in the area of Employment and Labor Law (2013)