David helps employers of all sizes from across a range of industries with many aspects of employment law. He litigates discrimination, retaliation, unfair competition, and workplace-based tort claims; protects trade secrets and enforces covenants not to compete; and advises and counsels his clients on compliance and preventative solutions.
David recognizes that the best legal representation occurs when an attorney understands a client’s objectives. Accordingly, David collaborates with each client to garner a unique appreciation of its needs and goals and craft an appropriate legal solution. Because he also understands the value in minimizing risk, David helps ensure his clients’ compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws by creating and reviewing policies and procedures, advising on day-to-day employment questions, and educating decision makers on recent legal developments. Through embracing the idea of ongoing advice and counsel, David is able to build deep and meaningful relationships with those he serves to help minimize the likelihood of litigation or, if litigation occurs, maximize the chance of success.
When lawsuits do arise, David has successfully and aggressively litigated in both federal and state courts and before administrative agencies and arbitral forums such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has both first- and second-chair experience at bench trials and arbitration hearings.
Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, David clerked for the Hon. Elizabeth L. Harris on the Colorado Court of Appeals. During law school, he interned for both the Hon. Kristen L. Mix on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the Hon. Nancy E. Rice, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. He also earned a certificate in workplace law and served as the Comments Editor for the Denver University Law Review.