David Norris is a senior associate 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 Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and consumer fraud and unfair competition statutes. 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.
    • Achieved dismissal of putative nationwide class action alleging Truth in Lending Act violations in the origination of loans to finance energy-efficient improvements.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Successfully litigated and settled commercial dispute concerning the development of a mobile application and website.
    • 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.

    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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