David also counsels employers on issues related to employee discipline, termination, workplace harassment, wage and hour compliance, and compliance with federal and state laws like the Fair Labor Standards Act, the FMLA, Title VII, the ADA, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and numerous other employment laws. David provides employee training regarding these laws in both English and Spanish. Examples of David’s counseling experience include the following:
David counsels employers and individuals regarding their immigration needs. David has assisted employers in securing non-immigrant work visas for new hires and transferring employees within multi-national companies. David also counsels individuals and businesses regarding various immigrant investor programs, including the EB-5 immigrant visa program.
David also maintains a robust pro bono immigration practice, representing Latin American rape and LGBT persecution victims.
Higher Education Litigation and Counseling
David represents public and private colleges and universities in matters involving student rights and discipline, including claims brought under the Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title IX. David also provides training for administrators, faculty, and staff regarding compliance with Title IX and the Violence Against Women Act, student civil rights laws, and legal issues related to faculty hiring and promotions.
Prior to joining Barley Snyder, David served as an assistant city attorney for the City of Richmond, Virginia representing the City in police liability and other civil rights matters under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Voting Rights Act, Title VII, the ADA, as well as cases involving construction law, automobile accident liability, and other miscellaneous tort and criminal matters.
Earlier, David was an associate with McGuire Woods, LLP in that firm’s Richmond, Virginia office. David started his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Sylvia H. Rambo, United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.