David has been the Executive Director of Towards Justice since 2018 and previously was Litigation Counsel with the organization. At Towards Justice, David has litigated several class and collective actions to attack systemic injustices in the labor market. Much of his litigation work focuses on representing people facing challenges at the intersection of consumer, antitrust, and labor standards laws. He has served as lead counsel in the first antitrust case to challenge “no hire” provisions in franchise agreements among fast-food franchisees, cases challenging no-hire agreements, non-compete agreements, and wage fixing, and several cases challenging the misclassification of workers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, David was lead counsel or co-lead counsel in several large-scale cases brought by warehouse and meatpacking workers seeking to enforce public health guidance within their workplaces.
David also supports advocates, organizers, workers, and consumers seeking policy reforms at the state and local level on a range of economic justice issues including wage theft, non-compete requirements, whistleblower protections, and consumer protection laws. He writes and speaks regularly on forced arbitration, including before state legislatures considering reforms that could mitigate the harms of forced arbitration, on the intersection of labor and antitrust laws, and on workplace health and safety issues.
Prior to his work at Towards Justice, David was a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center, working on forced arbitration and predatory auto lending. While there, he authored the Model State Consumer and Employee Justice Enforcement Act, which provides states with tools to mitigate some of the harms that forced arbitration causes low-income consumers and workers. David remains a contributing author for the National Consumer Law Center, where he co-authors the organization’s treatise on the enforceability of forced arbitration clauses and class waivers.
In 2020, David was awarded the Rising Star Award by the National Consumer Law Center. The award honors an attorney or attorneys (in practice for 15 years or less) who made major contributions to consumer law within the past two years. David was also co-lead counsel in Solis v. Circle Group, a class action challenging the misclassification and underpayment of hundreds of immigrant drywall workers that won honors as the Colorado Plaintiffs’ Employment Lawyers Case of the Year in 2018.
David clerked for Chief Judge Patti B. Saris of the District of Massachusetts and Judges Robert D. Sack and Susan L. Carney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. David is a graduate of Williams College and Harvard Law School. David is on the board of directors of the People’s Parity Project and is the president of the board of Congregation Rodef Shalom, his synagogue in Denver.
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