Prior to joining Pugh Accardo, David was a Partner in the litigation practice group at Adams and Reese, LLP, where his significant contributions included:
• Defending oilfield and chemical manufacturing clients in complex and toxic tort lawsuits in state and federal courts.
• Defending oilfield clients in coastal erosion lawsuits in state and federal courts.
• Representing commercial developer in land use lawsuits in state and federal courts, including a successful substantive due process challenge.
• Defending industrial manufacturing client in lawsuits claiming worker hearing loss.
• Defending multi-million-dollar product liability lawsuit for national freezer manufacturer.
• Defending patent infringement actions against auto parts manufacturer and electrical testing equipment manufacturer.
• Obtaining permanent injunction for commercial retailer against competition operating under confusingly similar trade name.
• Drafting and prosecuting patent applications.
• Teaching CLEs on various eDiscovery topics.
David earned his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from the Loyola University College of Law in where he was a William L. Crowe Scholar and the recipient of several academic scholarships and awards. He had an article published in the Loyola Law Review, served as a Comment Editor on the Loyola Law Review Editorial Board and was a finalist in the 2004 Moot Court “Best Brief” Competition. David earned both his Master of Science degree in electrical engineering (1999) and his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering (1998) summa cum laude from the Tulane University School of Engineering.
In the community, David has authored and presented a fundamentals of intellectual property law talk for local elementary and high schools. When David isn’t practicing law, he enjoys singing and has over four years of vocal training in opera and musical theater. He also serves on the Advisory Board for the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics at the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering.
• Flood of Litigation – Theories if Liability of Government Entities for Damages Resulting from Levee Breaches; 52 Loy. L. Rev. 1335 (2006).
• Eastern District of Louisiana Denies Remand of NORM Mass Action, ABA Section of Litigation, Products Liability News & Developments (Feb. 20, 2015).
• The Cautionary eDiscovery Tale Beneath the FBI’s Clinton Email Probe, Adams and Reese eDiscovery Client Bulletin (July 2016).
• Louisiana, 2008
• U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
• U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
• U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
• U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
• United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2011
• Louisiana Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2015, 2016, 2017).
• Louisiana State Bar Association
• New Orleans Bar Association
• Defense Research Institute
• American Bar Association
• Federal Bar Association
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