David Stein is Vice Chair of the firm's Litigation practice group. David is a business and employment litigator with experience representing clients across a wide variety of industries. His dispute resolution practice includes pre-litigation counseling through trial, in state and federal courts, and in arbitration. An effective advocate who is aggressive when appropriate, David is listed as an Illinois Super Lawyers “Rising Star” and a Leading Lawyers “Emerging Lawyer.”
In his business litigation practice, David represents both plaintiffs and defendants in actions asserting breach of contract, breach of warranty (including manufacturing and design defect product liability claims), defamation, breach of fiduciary duty (including director and officer liability, and partnership disputes), common law and statutory fraud, tortious interference and other business torts. In addition, David is often called upon to protect clients' valuable intellectual property, including trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks. When the situation demands quick action, David both prosecutes and opposes motions for emergency relief, including motions for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. Notably, David was recently involved in successfully obtaining injunctive relief that resulted in the return of stolen client trade secrets and other company property.
David’s employment litigation practice focuses on the defense of corporations in actions asserting employment discrimination and retaliation under Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA and other federal and state statutes, claims alleging violations of overtime laws including the FLSA and complimentary state statutes, as well as allegations of violations of the NLRA including unfair labor practices and retaliation against union organizing. David also routinely litigates matters involving the enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation clauses.
David’s proven ability to synthesize the individual and distinct problems each case presents into a successful litigation strategy is appreciated by clients and colleagues alike. Prior to joining the firm, David spent several years with a Chicago litigation firm where he developed his litigation practice defending individuals and business entities in commercial and employment disputes.