David is a commercial litigator who earnestly works to secure the best result for his client.
David is committed to being ethical, collaborative, and practical as he finds solutions to complex disputes involving primarily labor and employment-related issues, including ERISA and non-ERISA employee benefits matters. He does so through resolute and strategic representation and counseling of public and privately-held companies, emerging businesses, and non-profits. David routinely advocates for his client’s interests in federal and state court proceedings, administrative agency actions, and alternative dispute resolution forums including private arbitrations and mediations. He also partners with each of his clients to identify and implement strategies and best practices to achieve their objectives, assess and manage their compliance-related risks, and navigate the complex array of rules, regulations, and laws affecting each respective employer.
Before joining Ogletree, David practiced at a national business litigation boutique successfully handling numerous multi-million dollar disputes for Fortune 500 companies. He also has worked in-house at two large Minnesota-based companies, assisting business leaders with managing risks (assessment and allocation), making high-level decisions that have practical and legal implications, revising and implementing corporate policies, drafting agreements, and investigating and enforcing related provisions.
David strives to be a socially-conscious lawyer who volunteers his time and resources to furthering the common good. To this end, he serves on numerous non-profit and community boards and provides pro-bono service to those who cannot afford adequate legal service. While studying at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, David volunteered at the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic (CGLA) and was the Managing Editor of the Public Interest Law Journal at Loyola. In 2013/2014, David served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the state of North Dakota.