David Given counsels and represents businesses in employment and labor law matters and complex commercial litigation.

Employment Litigation

David represents clients in employment disputes involving:
  • Noncompetition agreements
  • Trade secrets
  • Wrongful termination and discrimination claims
  • Charges before the EEOC and other administrative agencies

Employment Counseling

He also counsels on employment law, trains supervisors, advises on union avoidance, manages labor arbitrations and drafts employment agreements.

Commercial Litigation

David has experience in commercial litigation, including business torts, contract and real estate matters.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


Certified Public Accountant


University of Illinois College of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Illinois Law Review (1987)

University of Illinois
A.B. summa cum laude (1984)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • LaborSphere – a resource providing coverage and insights on breaking cases, recently enacted legislation and a broad range of labor issues

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • American Bar Association — Labor and Employment Law Section; Litigation Section

Civic Activities

  • Indianapolis Civic Theatre — Board of Trustees
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Indiana, Inc. — Board Member, 1998-2004
  • Central Indiana Regional Blood Center


  • Chambers USA— Indiana, Labor & Employment, 2009-23
  • Best Lawyers® — Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law, 2007-24; Employment Law-Management, 2011-24; Labor Law-Management, 2011-24 (Lawyer of the Year - Law Management, 2013)
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Employment Litigation Defense, 2004-23
  • Indianapolis Bar Foundation — Distinguished Fellow, 2011
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