David Butler represents clients in jury trials and bench trials in federal courts, state courts, and arbitration proceedings throughout the United States. His practice touches nearly every commercial litigation area, including antitrust and trade regulation, class actions, complex business disputes, contract and tort claims, distribution and franchise law, financial institutions litigation, healthcare law, insurance litigation, intellectual property litigation, claims relating to financial institutions, partnership issues, pension-related disputes, mortgage banking litigation, selected regulatory issues, and real estate disputes.
David’s clients frequently seek his strategic analysis in the development of alternative approaches for resolving business issues and other disputes. He also sometimes serves as an arbitrator or mediator in various proceedings. David’s clients include individuals, large and small businesses, institutions, corporations and governmental bodies, and national and international organizations and associations.
In addition to his law practice, David is active in local and national charitable organizations, where he holds various leadership positions. He currently serves as chair of the Domestic Policy & Government Affairs Council of the Jewish Federations of North America, and is the immediate past chair of JFNA’s Global Planning Table. He is also a past president of the United Jewish Endowment Fund and a past president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. David additionally counsels Hillel: the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, and he is special litigation counsel to the Orthodox Union.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, David was a partner in the litigation practice at another international law firm.
Georgetown University Law Center, 1975, Juris Doctor
Yeshiva University, 1972, Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia
New York State Court of Appeals
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the District of Maryland
US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Western District of Michigan