David joined Slater and Gordon’s London office in 2016, where he worked on the Volkswagen NOx Emissions Group Litigation, acting for over 90,000 drivers whose cars were fitted with an unlawful defeat device designed to disguise their NOx emissions and cheat environmental regulations. He also represented workers and the families of those killed or injured in the 2013 Al-Qaeda terrorist attack on the In Amenas Gas facility in Southern Algeria.
David has since joined Slater and Gordon’s class actions team in Melbourne, assisting in securities litigation and common law class actions.
Prior to joining Slater and Gordon, David worked as a solicitor assisting two Royal Commissions, including the Royal Commission into Family Violence. He was also Senior Associate to Justice Neave in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Court of Appeal. Prior to this, David spent several years as a political advisor to Attorney General Mark Dreyfus QC MP. He also spent six months in New York working on President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
Beyond his work in law and politics, David has always taken an interest in pro bono and social justice work. To that end, he spent time in Houston, Texas, working on a number of pro bono matters on behalf of clients facing the death penalty. David has also taught legal education classes inside the Victorian prison system.