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