David is the deputy managing partner of the firm's corporate practice, former managing partner of the firm's Pittsburgh office and former member of the Diversity Committee.
Prior to merging with McGuireWoods in January of 2001, he served as managing partner of the Pittsburgh firm of Sable Pusateri Rosen Gordon & Adams, LLC. He was also previously vice president and associate general counsel of Robertson-Ceco Corporation of San Ramon, California.
Concentrating his practice in environmental, real estate, and business law, he covers the spectrum of environmental claims, problems and real estate development issues. He has counseled clients in multimillion-dollar clean-ups, environmental insurance coverage cases, complex superfund matters, and has steered clients through the web of environmental regulation in real estate and commercial transactions.
As environmental compliance counsel, he has worked closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its state equivalents in negotiating permits, consent agreements, Brownfield clean-up plans, and compliance orders for numerous clients. Moreover, in the real estate and real estate development arena, David has assisted clients in acquisition, sale, leasing and financing transactions.
He has also represented clients in a variety of corporate and commercial business transactions, ranging from multimillion-dollar acquisitions and divestitures, to smaller contractual matters such as employment contracts, purchase agreements and real estate matters.
After earning his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School, David clerked for Judge Gustave Diamond of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Member, ACBA Audit Committee
School Board Member, Quaker Valley School District
Allegheny Bar Foundation Fellow; Member, Business Law Section, Environmental Law Section, Allegheny County Bar Association
Member, The Environment, Energy and Resources Section, Business Law Section; AIDS Coordinating Committee, American Bar Association
Member, Environmental Mineral & Natural Resource Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Named "Lawyer of the Year," International Trade and Finance Law, Pittsburgh, Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2016
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, International Trade and Finance Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009-2019
Recipient, International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award
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