Overview

David Given counsels and represents businesses in employment and labor law matters and complex commercial litigation.

Employment Litigation

David represents clients in employment disputes involving:
  • Noncompetition agreements
  • Trade secrets
  • Wrongful termination and discrimination claims
  • Charges before the EEOC and other administrative agencies

Employment Counseling

He also counsels on employment law, trains supervisors, advises on union avoidance, manages labor arbitrations and drafts employment agreements.

Commercial Litigation

David has experience in commercial litigation, including business torts, contract and real estate matters.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana
Texas

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Certifications

Certified Public Accountant

Education

University of Illinois College of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Illinois Law Review (1987)

University of Illinois
A.B. summa cum laude (1984)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • American Bar Association — Labor and Employment Law Section; Litigation Section

Civic Activities

  • Indianapolis Civic Theatre — Board of Trustees
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Indiana, Inc. — Board Member, 1998-2004
  • Central Indiana Regional Blood Center

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America — Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law, 2007-19; Employment Law-Management, 2010-19; and Labor Law-Management, 2010-19 (Lawyer of the Year, Indianapolis Labor Law Management, 2013)
  • Chambers USA: A Guide to America's Leading Business Lawyers  — Labor & Employment, 2009-18
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Employment Litigation Defense, since its first publication in 2004 to 2018
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation — Distinguished Fellow, 2011
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