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David specializes in defending companies in class action and complex employment litigation matters, including EEOC pattern and practice lawsuits. He has been lead counsel or co-counsel on numerous matters in a wide range of industries, including financial services, insurance, consumer retail, hospitality, media, utilities and education. With a graduate degree and background in economics and statistics, Mr. Ross has a particular expertise in the application of these disciplines in complex employment cases and has taken a lead role in the Firm in this area. Mr. Ross has also represented companies in virtually ever area of labor and employee law, with extensive experience in traditional labor law and arbitration, securities-related employment matters before FINRA and the NYSE, and in litigation of claims arising under EEO statutes, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, USSERA, O

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and David Ross

Our Annual Workplace Class Action Report analyzes the top ten settlements each year in various categories of complex workplace litigation, including employment discrimination, wage & hour, ERISA, and governmental enforcement litigation. As analyzed in Chapter 2 of our Annual Reports, employment discrimination settlements have waned since Rule 23 certification standards were
Continue Reading How A Ruling Shapes A $160 Million Class Action Settlement

The stakes in workplace class action litigation just got higher. A class of female sales representatives at Novartis have agreed to accept a settlement of $175 million to resolve their sex discrimination class action in Velez v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Case No. 04-9194 (S.D.N.Y.). As such, it is one of the 10 Largest EPL Settlements. On July 14, 2010

Continue Reading Record Class Action Settlement Follows Massive Class Action Verdict