little rock
501-375-9131
Fayetteville
479-695-1330

BIO

David concentrates his practice in business, financial services and class action litigation. He has represented public and private companies in a variety of matters involving:

  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Business fraud
  • Business torts
  • Class action defense
  • Director liability claims
  • Qui tam lawsuits
  • Shareholder litigation
  • Whistleblower lawsuits

He also represents financial institutions and other creditors in both litigation and restructuring as well as insolvency matters including cases involving commercial workouts, receiverships and bankruptcies.

As a business litigation attorney, David works closely with companies that contribute to the economic success of both the state and its residents. Ensuring their legal rights are protected in order to continue providing jobs and services to Arkansans are vital to its future. Often times, his clients are deeply involved within their communities, which allows him to provide guidance and legal support to allow these organizations to continue thrive and grow.

David leads the associate development program for the firm and is the chair of the firm’s lateral hiring committee. He is also a member of the firm’s marketing, business development and diversity and inclusion committees.

EXPERIENCE

David’s recent experience includes:

  • Representation of a publicly traded financial services client in defense of a putative nationwide Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) class action
  • Representation of industry leading specialty pharmacy in breach of contract action against multinational software services company
  • Prevailed in trial on behalf of trust beneficiaries in action challenging transfer of ownership by trustee in large farming and recreational property
  • Representation of national health care company in defense of Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims
  • Enforcement of an approximately $30 million foreign judgment through federal court veil-piercing action and other collection efforts against various entities and trusts affiliated with the judgment debtor
  • Counsel to minority-ownership group of a hotel franchise in a business dispute with majority owner
  • Representation of a high profile food services industry company in a fraud and embezzlement lawsuit against former employee and outside contractors
  • Counsel to majority shareholder and director of a large, closely held farming company in a shareholder dispute
  • Representation of publicly traded national banking association in numerous litigation and insolvency matters
  • Assist audit committee of a Fortune 500 company in conducting internal investigation and responding to employee’s whistleblower claims
  • Representation of an ambulance company owner in defense of Medicare and Medicaid fraud claims; Successfully obtained reversal on appeal to the Sixth Circuit for identity theft convictions

HONORS

  • Benchmark Litigation, Under 40 Hotlist of Top Litigators, 2017-2019
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star – Business Litigation, 2014-2019
  • Best Lawyers of Little Rock, Soiree Magazine, 2016-2019

AFFILIATIONS

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Arkansas Class XIV
  • Memphis Bar Association, Board of Directors, Young Lawyers’ Division, 2014

EDUCATION

  • University of Arkansas School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, 2010
  • Arkansas Law Review, Symposium Editor and Associate Editor
  • University of Arkansas School of Law, Chairman, Board of Advocates
  • Washington & Lee University, Bachelor of Arts, Politics, 2007

RELATED INDUSTRIES

  • Agriculture
  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Financial Institutions
  • Governmental Entities
  • Healthcare
  • Large Equipment Dealers
  • Real Estate
  • Retail

Admissions

  • Arkansas (State and Federal)
  • Tennessee (State and Federal)
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