David C. Dziengowski is part of a team that advises clients on labor and employment issues, including international counseling, management relations, and labor disputes. The group helps employers comply with US federal, state, and local employment laws. They also defend businesses in the event of employment litigation, and work with companies to develop and implement policies and practices that reduce the risk of litigation.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, David handled white collar criminal matters and diverse commercial disputes in the litigation department of a national law firm.
David served on active duty in the US Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 2009 until 2014. His body of work includes five petitions for writ of certiorari before the US Supreme Court, four arguments before the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and one argument before the US Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. In his role as appellate defense counsel, David overturned two wrongful convictions and successfully defended an interlocutory appeal.
David also taught law at the US Naval Academy and served as a Rule of Law Field Support Officer in the Arghandab River Valley of Kandahar, Afghanistan. He continues to serve, now in the US Navy Reserve.
David’s pro bono work includes representation of criminal defendants with the Innocence Project.
Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, 2008, J.D.
The College of New Jersey, 2005, B.A., History, cum laude
US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
US Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
Clerkship to Judge Michael Kanne of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2014 - 2015)
Clerkship to Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez of the US District Court for the District of New Jersey (2008 - 2009)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Member, Historical Society of Haddonfield
Lieutenant Commander, US Navy Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s Corps (2008–present)
Recipient, Military Justice Officer of the Year, US Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (2013)
Henry J. Raimondo Legislative Fellowship, Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University (2007–2008)