David focuses his litigation practice on representing clients in the hospitality, construction, and transportation fields, including trucking companies involved in interstate and intrastate claims. David has also handled product liability cases involving life science matters for medical device manufacturers. David co-chairs the firm’s Food and Beverage Team and is experienced in the defense of cases involving alleged food contamination and liquor liability. David has also defended clients against claims brought under California’s Proposition 65 for alleged exposure to certain toxins. David has extensive experience in defending class actions and handling toxic exposure and contamination cases involving both property damage and bodily injury claims. David has also handled fire damage cases. He has also defended errors and omissions and professional liability claims brought against officers of closely held and public companies, accountants, and other professionals. He has also defended cyber-security breach, intellectual property, and trade secret claims. David was an adjunct professor at New York Law School and sits on the board of a major nonprofit organization.
Additionally, David is the chair of Cozen O'Connor's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and formerly co-chaired the Hispanic Attorney Resource Group.
David started his career as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx, where he argued appeals, including in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also tried misdemeanor and felony cases. More recently, he has tried civil cases in both state and federal court.
David was a John Kluge Scholar as an undergraduate at Columbia University. He earned his law degree from Cornell Law School, where he was a general editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, and received a certificate of specialization in Public Law.
David was chosen as a 2013 Rising Star by the New York Law Journal. The panel reviewed more than 200 nominations of young lawyers who have established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law as well as to their communities. David was among the 44 attorneys with the highest ratings.