David R. Broderdorf’s labor and employment practice focuses on private and public-sector labor/management relations, including under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Railway Labor Act (RLA). His matters involve union organizing campaigns; collective bargaining negotiations; work stoppages; arbitrations; National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), National Mediation Board (NMB), and Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) administrative proceedings; and related litigation. David provides strategic counseling for clients in many sectors including automotive, airlines, energy, federal government, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and transportation.
David successfully handles some of the largest, most complex labor/management relations disputes and issues confronting employers, including their response to evolving economic, legal, and political change, as well as employee relations unrest generated by this change. He brings a passion for learning about his clients’ businesses and offering exceptional client service through creative and practical solutions.
David is a regular presenter at the ABA Railway and Airline Labor Law Committee conference, the ALI-CLE Airline/Railroad Labor & Employment Law conference, and Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations events. He is a member of the firm’s automotive & mobility and retail & eCommerce industry initiatives.
David is a contributing editor of The Developing Labor Law treatise, a senior editor of the Railway Labor Act treatise, and a guest lecturer for the labor law course at Georgetown University Law Center.
David also is an avid supporter of pro bono initiatives related to small business, entrepreneurism, and economic development.
Cornell University, 2004, B.S., With Honors
Georgetown University Law Center, 2008, J.D., Cum Laude
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
US District Court for the Western District of Virginia
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Awards and Affiliations
Winner, DC Rising Star, The National Law Journal (2021)
Recommended, Labor and employment: Labor-management relations, The Legal 500 US (2021)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year: Labor and Employment, The National Law Journal (2014)
John F. Kennedy Labor Law Award, Best Overall Performance in the Field of Labor Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Winner, Georgetown Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition (2006)