David L. Greenspan


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  • The George Washington University Law School, JD, with Honors, Notes Editor, Public Contract Law Journal, Dean's Fellow, 2000
  • University of Maryland, BA, magna cum laude, 1997
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Member (Legal Advisor), Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Member, Fairfax County Bar Association

David Greenspan is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on proactive counseling and aggressive litigation of employee mobility disputes and complex employment matters. Mr. Greenspan works with his clients to identify and resolve issues before they become adversarial in nature. Mr. Greenspan also serves his clients as a zealous advocate in litigation, arbitration and other administrative proceedings.

Mr. Greenspan is an experienced litigator with first-chair trial experience. Mr. Greenspan regularly represents employers in state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the country. He has also litigated many employee mobility cases.  On the plaintiff side, he has obtained injunctions that prohibited people from competing against firm clients. On the defense side, he has effectively represented employers who have hired employees with non-compete or confidentiality agreements.

Mr. Greenspan regularly counsels corporate clients on a wide range of labor and employment topics including the protection of corporate assets through the use of employee agreements and corporate policies, wage and hour matters, compliance with Title VII, the ADA, the FMLA, the WARN Act and USERRA. Mr. Greenspan has also developed an area of interest in executive employment agreements. In this regard, he has worked with CEOs in various industries, former corporate general counsel, prominent elected officials no longer in office, and one Hall of Fame NBA coach.

Mr. Greenspan is a well-regarded public speaker who has conducted myriad presentations and training seminars throughout country as a presenter for private employers, municipalities, educational academies, and trade associations. Mr. Greenspan regularly speaks on topics including: protection of corporate assets; prevention of illegal discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace; the complexities and intersection of the ADA, FMLA and related state laws; and general management relations topics. Mr. Greenspan also serves as an instructor at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy with respect to the training of senior command staff in labor law and management issues in law enforcement.

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David L Greenspan
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Representation of global aerospace, defense, information and services company seeking to obtain injunctive and monetary relief concerning allegations of conspiracy to misappropriate trade secrets.

Representation of a client obtaining summary judgment as to the claims of a former nurse that she was not accommodated and ultimately terminated for her failure to be able to satisfy a lifting restriction set forth in a written job description. Griffin v. Prince William Health System, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45427 (E.D. Va. 2010).

Representation of a private client obtaining demurrer as his former employer’s efforts to enforce post-employment restrictions. Strategic Enterprise Solutions v. Ikuma, 77 Va. Cir. 179 (Fairfax County, Virginia 2008).

Representation of defendants in a week-long jury trial, where the plaintiff sued her former employer and individual former colleague for defamation related to statements made during the course of a government security background investigation. The jury returned a complete defense verdict for both defendants. Butler v. N.E.W. Customer Service Companies, Inc., (Fairfax County, Virginia 2007).

Representation of client prevailing on summary judgment in a leading USERRA case in the 4th Circuit holding that the employer did not violate USERRA when it changed the employee's hours and duties after her return from military service, and ultimately terminated her for misconduct within the "for cause" protected period. Francis v. Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8159 (E.D. Va. 2005), aff'd, 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 15578 (4th Cir. 2006).

Representation of client obtaining summary judgment under Title 42, Section 1981 of the U.S. Code, where employee failed to show that he was meeting the employer's legitimate expectations due to missed deadlines and insubordination, and failed to establish evidence of pretext even though employee engaged in protected activity just days before termination. Pulley v. KPMG Consulting, Inc., 348 F. Supp. 2d 388 (D. Md. 2004) aff'd, 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 13686 (4th Cir. 2006).

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Employment Litigation: Defense, Employment and Labor, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2009, 2011-2015
Co-author, "Winning Strategies for Trade Secret Litigation," SRR Journal, Spring 2015
Co-author, "The risks of implementing 'Bring Your Own Device' in the work place," Compliance & Risk, Volume 3, Issue 2 (2014)
Presenter, "Labor Law and Management Issues in Law Enforcement," Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy Chiefs and Sheriffs Training Conference, May 2014
Presenter, Preventing Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace, January 2011
Presenter, Human Resources Training – A Comprehensive Two Day Seminar on Employment Law, Investigations, and Management Issues, July 2011
Presenter, Employment Law for C-Level Executives, June 2011
Presenter, "Building Your Company for Growth and Successful Exit," 2010 Seminar Series, McGuireWoods LLP, January 2010
Presenter, "Business Torts and Forensics in the High-Tech Business Sector," NOVA-SHRM Annual Employment Seminar, February 2009
Facilitator, "Non-Competes and Trade Secrets: Understanding What You Can Protect, and Getting a Game Plan to Maximize Your Rights Under the Law," Northern Virginia Technology Council-General Counsel Committee, June 2008
Presenter, "Electronic Data Discovery: Changes, Challenges and Opportunities," Presentation at McGuireWoods Client Luncheon, April 2008
Presenter, "A Brief Review of Search and Seizure Law in Virginia," Presentation for the sworn officers of a local municipality, February 2008
Facilitator, Managing and the Law - An Interactive Day-long Seminar for Executives and Managers, January 2008
AT&T Privacy Rule Goes Too Far Says NLRB, Password Protected, May 4, 2017