David is a litigator at Young Moore. His practice focuses on business litigation, insurance coverage analysis, insurance litigation, and insurance bad faith litigation.

David joined the firm as an associate in September 2016. Before joining the firm, David served as a law clerk to Judge James A. Beaty, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

David also previously served as an attorney at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. At the Brennan Center, he worked on election law cases across the country, including cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. David submitted public comments to state and federal government officials on election law matters and published reports on current issues in campaign finance. One of those reports was the subject of laudatory editorials in The New York Times and The Washington Post. David also testified before the New York Attorney General, West Virginia Legislature, and Seattle City Council on proposed election law changes.

In 2010, David graduated cum laude from NYU School of Law where he was an Article Editor for the New York University Annual Survey of American Law. He earned his B.S. in Economics and Sociology, magna cum laude, from Duke University in 2007.

David is a native of Parkersburg, West Virginia. He lives with his wife in Raleigh.

Education & Bar Admissions

  • J.D., cum laude, New York University School of Law, 2010
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Duke University, 2007

Admitted in

  • North Carolina, 2013
  • U.S. District Courts for North Carolina
  • New York, 2011


  • New York University Annual Survey of American Law, Article Editor


  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Insurance Law section
    • Litigation section
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Tenth Judicial District Bar

Publications & Presentations

  • Williams-Yulee and the Inherent Value of Incremental Gains in Judicial Impartiality, 44 Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 43, coauthor, January 2015.
  • Testimony on Improving Campaign Finance Disclosure in West Virginia, October 2014.
  • After Citizens United: The Story in the States, Brennan Center report, coauthor, October 2014.
  • IRS to Propose Stronger Limits on Nonprofit Political Spending, Brennan Center blog, June 2014.
  • Think Tanks Have Little to Fear from New IRS Rules, Transparify blog, April 2014.
  • Post-McCutcheon v. FEC interview, UpFront with Brian Edwards-Tiekert, KPFA radio, April 2014.
  • Post-McCutcheon v. FEC interview, KPSI radio, April 2014.
  • Post-McCutcheon v. FEC interview, The Source, Texas Public Radio, April 2014.
  • A Supreme Court Preview of McCutcheon v. FEC and the Events that Led Up to It, presentation to the League of Women Voters of New Jersey, March 2014.
  • SCOTUS and the Future of the Recess Appointment Power, Brennan Center report, coauthor, January 2014.
  • Big Money Club, Arise America television program, January 2014.
  • Money in Politics Today: McCutcheon v. FEC and Other Issues, presentation to the Cornell Law School American Constitution Society, November 2013.
  • McCutcheon v. FEC interview, Eight O’Clock Buzz Show, WORT radio, October 2013.
  • McCutcheon v. FEC interview, Mike Feder SiriusXM Radio, October 2013.
  • Financing Campaigns, Crain’s New York Business, letter to the editor, August 2013.
  • When Bathtub Crocodiles Attack: The Timing and Propriety of Campaigning by Judicial Retention Election Candidates, 68 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 239, published 2012.
  • New York Takes Big Step Toward Nonprofit Political Spending Transparency, Brennan Center blog, June 2013.
  • Testimony Before the Seattle City Council on Public Financing of Elections, February 2013.
  • Fourth Circuit Upholds Most of Challenged W. Va. Disclosure Laws, Brennan Center blog, January 2013.
  • NY Attorney General Calls for Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reforms, Brennan Center blog, January 2013.
  • Testimony on New York Attorney General’s Proposed Regulations Regarding Political Spending by Nonprofit Organizations, January 2013.
  • Donors and Charities Need Protection as Secret Political Spending Grows, Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 2013.
  • State Fights Secret Spending, Times Union (Albany, NY), December 2012.
  • Transparency for Corporate Political Spending: A Federal Solution, Brennan Center report, coauthor, August 2012.
  • Maryland Seeks to Strengthen Campaign Finance Laws, Brennan Center blog, June 2012.
  • FEC Unanimously Approves Political Contributions via Text Messages, Brennan Center blog, June 2012.
  • Testimony for Maryland General Assembly Commission to Study Campaign Finance Law, coauthor, June 2012.


  • Delaware Strong Families v. Attorney General of Delaware, 793 F.3d 304 (3d Cir. 2015) (amicus brief)
  • Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, 134 S. Ct. 2751 (2014) (amicus brief)
  • McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, 134 S. Ct. 1434 (2014) (amicus brief)
  • Center for Individual Freedom v. Tennant, 706 F.3d 270 (4th Cir. 2013) (amicus brief)
  • American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock, 132 S. Ct. 2490 (2012) (amicus brief)

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