How Dave Helps Clients
Dave represents employers in all areas of employment litigation. His practice focuses on representing employers in federal and state court and before administrative agencies in litigation involving claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, independent contractor misclassification, breach of contract, and wage and hour actions. Dave’s experience spans the litigation process from conducting early litigation risk assessments to negotiating favorable settlements and arguing at trial. He also counsels employers on litigation avoidance and assists with developing policies and programs in accordance with state and federal employment laws.
Dave was named one of Pennsylvania’s Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Employment Litigation, 2018, 2019 and 2020. He was also named to National Black Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40,” 2015 and he received a 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch recognition for Labor and Employment Law: Management.
What Clients Can Expect
Dave provides proactive, solution-oriented legal counsel and strategic advocacy. He is passionate about building lasting relationships with clients as he offers guidance through their most challenging legal issues.
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Outside the Office
Dave is a fan of all major sports and Formula One racing. He also enjoys exploring international culture and cuisine while traveling with his wife and son.
- Successfully defended a large healthcare system in a complex discrimination class action
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of a major university in a contract matter
- Represented national big-box retailers in handling federal employment discrimination litigations
- Represented an international academic association in a federal wage and hour action
Penn State Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2013
Hunter College, B.A., 2010, psychology
- New Jersey
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
American Bar Association, Member
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
National Employment Law Council, 2019 Fellow
Penn State Law Alumni Society, Board of Directors
African American Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Policy Committee