David A. Gold is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Gold has substantial experience in complex commercial matters. Litigating civil cases in state and federal court from inception to appeal, his experience includes complex motion practice, appellate practice, oral argument, expert discovery, electronic discovery, and mediation.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Gold was a litigation associate at litigation boutique firms, specializing in among other things, federal practice, high profile civil rights matters, and employment litigation.
- Drafted amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States, arguing against the right to seek punitive damages in certain types of maritime cases
- Successfully draft and argued motion for summary judgment dismissing a complex commercial and intellectual property matter
- Successfully argued that a Court should strike millions of dollars of damages due to Plaintiffs’ failure to comply with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
- Won a motion to vacate petition to confirm arbitration award, despite state law presumption in favor of confirmation
- Won a motion for summary judgment, dismissing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, in high profile civil rights case
- Successfully defended numerous employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, First Amendment violations, and wage and hour claims
- Defended individuals and businesses against claims of defamation
- Successfully moved to compel disclosure of private social media postings, creating early precedent for the disclosure of electronic discovery
- Defended a municipality against lawsuit asserting, inter alia, Fifth Amendment takings claim, winning a motion to dismiss and successfully opposing a subsequent appeal to the Second Circuit.
- Defended school board member against claims of tortious interference and civil service law violations, winning on a pre-answer motion to dismiss