David J. Porter

David J. Porter


Pittsburgh, PA
  • Represented a national coal distributor in a requirements contract dispute with a national coal supplier.
  • Represented a national financial services company in a restrictive covenant dispute with a former employee/partner.
  • Successfully defended a California corporation in securities litigation commenced in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, and obtained attorney's fees under California's anti-SLAPP statute. 2008 WL 619287 (D. Utah 2008).
  • On behalf of Gov. Ed Rendell, Sen. Arlen Specter and Sen. Rick Santorum, challenged the proposed deactivation of a Pennsylvania Air National Guard Unit as part of the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act process. 2005 WL 2050295 (E.D. Pa. 2005).
  • Defended a national book publisher and author in an action brought by celebrity death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal who sought to enjoin publication of a book about his murder trial and appeals.
  • Lead counsel for a technology start-up company in trade secret litigation adverse to a former corporate officer.
  • Represented a state-related university in a contract dispute involving corporate-sponsored research and licensed technology. 2009 WL 5064481 (W.D. Pa. 2009).
  • Defended the world's largest enterprise software company in breach of contract litigation.
  • Represented a top-10 cable company in multimillion-dollar commercial disputes relating to its acquisition of several cable systems and products.
  • Defended a university athletics coach in a civil rights action brought by a former player claiming race and sexual orientation discrimination.
  • Represented The New York Times in a defamation case brought by a businessman claiming $54 million in damages.
  • Represented a political candidate in post-election litigation, resulting in the closest ever statewide margin of victory in Pennsylvania.
  • Represented a Mexican bond and insurance company in a letter of credit dispute in connection with international commercial transactions.