David is a partner in the firms labor and employment group. David also represents professional athletes as a certified player agent.
Davids work as a labor and employment attorney includes representing employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies on workplace matters, including cases arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other state and federal laws. David also represents employers and individuals in cases arising under non-competition agreements. In addition to his litigation practice, David also provides advice and counseling to his employer clients on matters related to hiring and firing, discipline and discharge, drafting employment agreements and non-competition agreements, and drafting and implementing personnel policies.
As a certified player agent, David negotiates player contracts and endorsement deals, and advises his clients on a full range of issues related to the business of professional athletes, including investment and tax matters, trusts and estates, financial and retirement planning, and post-career planning.
- Obtained $200,000+ settlement on behalf of an employer client seeking to enforce post-employment restrictive covenant against high volume sales executive who departed and sought to compete with employer client on be half of a competitor
- Prevailed on motion to dismiss in multi-plaintiff employment discrimination case
- Prevailed on motion to dismiss in a case brought by a former employer seeking to enforce a restrictive covenant against sales representative engaged in competitive activities on behalf of new employer Cantol, Inc. v. McDaniel, 2006 US Dist. LEXIS 24648 (E.D. Va. April 28, 2006)
- Prevailed on summary judgment in a case brought by a former employee claiming employment discrimination and retaliation Robinson v. PVA, III, LLC, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 55685 (E. D. Va. July 20, 2006)
- Prevailed on cross motions for summary judgment, defending challenge raised by former employee to employers executive retirement plans decision regarding denial of certain severance benefits. Fuqua v. Tarmac of America, Inc., 228 F. Supp. 2d 755 (E.D. Va. 2002)
- Prevailed on motion to dismiss in defense of constitutional challenge to public school systems curriculum Haley v. Nichols, et al, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74379 (E.D. Va. October 3, 2006)
- Successfully invoked workers compensation bar to dismiss claim brought by injured employee Parker v. Westat, Inc., 301 F. Supp. 2d 537 (E.D. Va. 2004)
- Negotiates NFL Player Contracts with NFL Clubs on behalf of clients
- Virginia Rising Stars; Law & Politics, 2007, 2011-2012
- NFL Players Association; Certified Contract Advisor
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- Virginia Bar Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Syracuse University; B.S., 1994
- Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law; J.D., 1999