David R. Merritt

Partner

Overview

David represents clients in advertising, trademark and other intellectual property disputes throughout the country. David has significant experience with all stages of litigation, including trials, appeals and TROs. He has also successfully represented clients with advertising inquiries from the FTC and with advertising disputes before the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau (NAD). From major commercial advertising to social media campaigns, David also works with brands to ensure their consumer-facing communication complies with relevant federal regulations and limits their potential litigation exposure. He has extensive experience creatively guiding major technology, clothing, food and consumer goods brands through potential legal pitfalls while enabling them to make meaningful advertising claims across every media platform.  

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. Journal of Law & Politics, (editorial board) (2012)

Bethel University
B.A. in Political Science & Communications, cum laude (2009)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Eagle Brook Church — Youth Volunteer
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law — Mentor

Honors

  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016-19
  • Minnesota Lawyer — Up & Coming Attorneys, 2022
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