David B. Smith

Senior Associate

Washington, D.C.

David Smith, a Senior Associate in Orrick's Washington office, focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling.

David has significant experience litigating a broad range of employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, trade secret misappropriation, restrictive covenants, wrongful termination, and breach of contract claims. He has defended class and collective actions under state and federal laws, including claims under Title VII and wage-and-hour law.

David also regularly advises clients on a variety of employment-related issues, including human resources policies and procedures, severance agreements, restrictive covenants, and regulatory issues.

During law school, David participated in the University of Virginia School of Law’s Employment Law Clinic. Prior to law school, David worked as a litigation paralegal for two law firms in Washington, D.C.

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