Biography

David has more than a decade of experience representing management-side clients on issues that affect and shape the employer-employee relationship. He helps a range of Fortune 500 companies and leading New Jersey businesses navigate and litigate discrimination and sexual harassment claims, disputes surrounding executive employment agreements such as non-competes and other restrictive covenants, and claims for employee compensation and benefits. David draws on this substantial workplace litigation background to advise clients on employment law compliance strategy.

Staffing Industry

David's staffing industry experience is considerable. Companies in the sector rely on his informed advice on business-critical issues including:

  • Noncompete and nondisclosure agreements and policies
  • State-of-the-art staffing policies and practices
  • Co-employment liability matters
  • Independent contractor and exempt status classifications
  • Intellectual property issues.

Intellectual Property Litigation

David has litigated trademark, patent and copyright infringement cases nationwide. He has handled disputes involving intellectual property and computer technology, software and hardware as well as electronic discovery and data storage, maintenance and retrieval. 

Commercial Litigation

An assertive litigator who takes a cost-effective approach to protecting his clients' interests, David has represented small and large businesses in a variety of commercial disputes, including breach of contract claims, lease and financing agreements, fraud and defamation claims, construction issues and health care matters. When it is in their best interests, David is adept at resolving clients' disputes in mediation, arbitration and other alternative forums. 

Well acquainted with the state and federal court systems of New Jersey and New York, he often represents out-of-state entities as local counsel in those venues. David has also handled significant actions in Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Massachusetts, Missouri, Illinois and Minnesota.


Representative Clients

  • ExxonMobil
  • Asics Corporation
  • KPMG
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Danka Office Imaging Company,
  • Middlesex County Joint Health Insurance Fund
  • Toys 'R' Us, Inc.
  • Foster Wheeler Corporation
  • Essex County Prosecutor's Office
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox Rothschild, David was a member of the labor and employment practice at a national law firm. 

Beyond Fox Rothschild

David served as a Barrister in the John J. Gibbons American Inn of Court for Intellectual Property Litigation and Federal Practice.

A thought leader in his field, David speaks on key staffing and employment issues at major industry conferences and authors articles for professional publications regarding key employment law challenges such as social media laws and concerns, employment discrimination matters and policies, criminal background checks and the protection of confidential and proprietary information.