David Norris is a principal in our Phoenix office where he focuses his practice on class actions and complex commercial litigation.

David has represented clients in numerous class actions alleging violations of federal and state laws, like the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), breach of contract, consumer fraud and unfair competition. David also represents clients in commercial matters, including disputes between shareholders and LLC members, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of representations and warranties, and business valuations. David has defended cases before trial and appellate courts across the country, as well as in arbitration and mediation.

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  • Compelled individual arbitration on two, putative nationwide class actions alleging unfair and deceptive practices concerning rental car services.
  • Obtained certification to the Arizona Supreme Court in an overdraft fee class action alleging violations of Regulation E.
  • Part of the team that represented Bank of America Corp. before the US Supreme Court in Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami, where the Court unanimously adopted the proximate cause test advanced by Bank of America.
  • Successfully moved to dismiss and demurred to several class claims under the Unfair Competition Law, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and Rosenthal Fair Debt Collections Practice Act.
  • Obtained dismissal of Electronic Fund Transfer Act and negligence claims asserted against a financial institution.
  • Achieved dismissal of putative nationwide class action alleging Truth in Lending Act violations in the origination of loans to finance energy-efficient improvements.
  • Achieved complete defense award following AAA arbitration of breach of contract claim seeking US$1.2 million in damages.
  • Obtained dismissal of professional negligence claim against national insurance brokerage firm seeking US$24 million in damages.
  • Obtained dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claims asserted by a former executive.
  • Filed amicus brief on behalf of the Blockchain Association in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit concerning whether Telegram’s sale of US$1.7 billion in cryptocurrency assets involved an unregistered securities offering.
  • Obtained denial of motion for class certification and then a grant of summary judgment on behalf of multiple mortgage lenders in multidistrict litigation.
  • Obtained an extraordinary writ of certiorari from the South Carolina Supreme Court to review and then unanimously reverse a trial court order denying motion to dismiss in consolidated cases brought by five South Carolina counties.

Pro Bono

  • Obtained a reversal of restitution award entered under the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act (MVRA) on behalf of an indigent criminal defendant. United States v. Casados, 26 F.4th 845 (10th Cir. 2022)
  • Successfully represented an indigent asylum seeker from Eritrea seeking asylum in the US due to religious persecution.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
  • Arizona State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2010

Admissions

  • Arizona, 2018
  • District of Columbia, 2015
  • New York, 2014
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2023 for Commercial Litigation
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