David Norris is an associate in our Phoenix office where he focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation.

    David has represented clients in numerous commercial matters, including disputes between shareholders and LLC members, breach of contract, breach of representations and warranties, and business valuations. David has defended cases before trial and appellate courts across the country, including the defense of class action and multi-district litigation, as well as in arbitration and mediation. David has also defended financial services institutions in lawsuits under various federal statutes, including the Truth in Lending Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. David also represents clients with employment litigation matters, including matters involving executive compensation and ERISA.

    Prior to joining the firm, David served as a fraud section extern for the criminal division of the US Department of Justice. He also worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Reggie B. Walton of the US District Court in Washington DC.

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    • Part of the team that represented Bank of America Corp. before the US Supreme Court in Bank of America Corp. v. City of Miami. The case concerned the proper test for proximate cause under the Fair Housing Act, and the court unanimously adopted the test for proximate cause advanced by Bank of America.
    • Achieved complete defense award following AAA arbitration of executive compensation claim seeking US$1.2 million in damages, plus attorneys’ fees.
    • Obtained denial of motion for class certification and then a grant of summary judgment on behalf of multiple mortgage lenders in multidistrict litigation in Arizona federal court.
    • Mediated and arbitrated claim under representations and warranties policy insuring the sale of a healthcare company, including successfully moving to dismiss claimant’s party-appointed arbitrator for cause due to bias before obtaining a favorable settlement.
    • 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.
    • Served as part of the national litigation strategy team for an automotive company’s asbestos-related litigation.
    • Obtained dismissal of professional negligence claim against national insurance brokerage firm seeking US$24 million in damages.
    • Acheived dismissal of Truth in Lending Act claim against company that finances energy efficient home improvements.
    • Represented clients in government investigations pursued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    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
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