In-house counsel, senior executives, and human resources professionals from small and midsize private companies to Fortune 500 companies facing complicated or routine employment and business problems seek David Poppick’s representation for strategic solutions, astute litigation, or practical ways to reduce risk while efficiently meeting their cost-conscious business objectives and priorities.
David has earned the respect of his clients, adversaries, judges, arbitrators, and colleagues for his candor, meticulous preparation, and focus on details. Clients highly regard David because he not only is a tactical and tenacious litigator, but also, insists on telling them what they may not like to hear whenever that will help them avoid unnecessary time and expense.
He has successfully litigated high-stakes trade secrets, non-compete, and bonus compensation cases; every type of employment discrimination, constitutional, and civil rights violations; and a wide range of business, partnership, and shareholder disputes, among many other claims, at jury and bench trials in federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations at FINRA, AAA, and other administrative agencies. He has successfully argued appeals at the highest courts, including favorable reversals. He has had more than 30 court published decisions, including a few media-covered cases.
In addition, David drafts restrictive covenants, policies, and employment agreements and responds to a broad scope of complex or routine advice and counsel matters all with an eye on how they would hold up in court. He is the author of Connecticut Trade Secret Laws and Non-Compete Laws, published by the Practical Law Company, and a contributor to EBG’s Trade Secrets & Employee Mobility Blog. David has also published articles for the Connecticut Law Tribune Employment Law Section.