Pro Bono Work
David enjoys pro bono work helping not-for-profit organizations and companies and as a certified mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, where he has helped adverse parties settle cases for years. He was a member of the EBG team led by Stuart Gerson and in collaboration with Harvard professor Laurence Tribe, as well as other attorneys, who received a 2020 Beacon of Justice Award by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association for pro bono work on behalf of the plaintiffs, County of El Paso, Texas, and the Border Network for Human Rights, to challenge President Trump’s national emergency declaration for the southern border wall construction, because it unlawfully violated the Consolidated Appropriations Act.
From April 2015 through June 2017, David added pro bono work by taking a sabbatical to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in the country of Georgia, a former Soviet Republic, where he offered college students and lawyers trainings about U.S. laws concerning human rights, gender equality, and all forms of discrimination. In addition, David helped a center for children with disabilities with organizational development while also training youth and college students about employment skills and financial literacy.