David focuses his legal practice on defending clients in toxic torts and products liability cases, and has litigated cases in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania state courts as well as multiple federal courts around the country. He has defended clients in toxic tort cases involving exposure to pharmaceutical drugs, asbestos, mold, and lead that allegedly caused a variety of injuries including cancer, respiratory issues, developmental delays, and cognitive functioning. His experience includes defending large pharmaceutical companies in mass toxic tort and multidistrict litigation in both state and federal courts. These matters required David to draft pleadings, removal notices, discovery requests and responses, deficiency letters, mediation submissions, research memos, and discovery plans in national pharmaceutical products liability litigation. He has organized and managed the exchange of fact sheets in federal and state coordinated litigation. David has managed large document review projects that included drafting extensive coding manuals, identification of privileged material, and negotiating the scope of discovery. His experience includes a wide-variety of motion practice, including drafting and arguing motions to dismiss, motions to compel, motions in limine, forum non conveniens motions, motions for summary judgment, and expert-related motions. He has deposed plaintiffs, defendants, corporate representatives, treating physicians, and liability experts. He has participated in arbitrations and mediations in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania courts. David has also litigated cases involving construction and property defects, contract disputes, New York Labor Laws, ERISA and Medicare Advantage Organization liens, and personal injury matters including construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and slip-and-falls.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS + SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
- "Contractor Represented by Harris Beach Wins Summary Judgment on New York Labor Law Claims," Advisory (October 2020).
- "Harris Beach Obtains Summary Judgment and Complete Dismissal Under the "Homeowner’s Exemption" to New York’s Labor Laws," Legal Alert (October 2020).
- "New York City Implements Aggressive Program to Prevent Lead Exposure in Public Housing" Legal Alert (February 2019).
- "Lead Exposure Cases Expected to Increase as New York City Tightens Policy for Monitoring Public Housing" Legal Alert (August 2018).
- “Ruling Protects Hospital from Disclosing Risk Management Details in Discovery” Legal Alert (September 2017).
- “Government Obtains RICO Indictment Against Fourteen Former NECC Employees For 2012 Meningitis Outbreak” Legal Alert (March 2015).
- “New York Court of Appeals Reinforces Frye Standard in Dismissing Plaintiff’s Mold Claims for Lack of Causation” Legal Alert (April 2014).
- “New York Court of Appeals Decision Refuses to Create A New Equitable Cause of Action for Medical Monitoring” Legal Alert (January 2014).