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David Yearwood

David is an associate in the Complex Litigation group at ArentFox Schiff.
David Yearwood, Associate, ArentFox Schiff

Client Work

Current Engagements:

  • Ongoing enforcement of clients’ intellectual property rights
  • Assisting clients with labor and employment law compliance and successful resolution of government actions and inquiries
  • Representing apparel company in trademark infringement action

Other Engagements:

  • Assisted multinational fashion client in securing an injunction against a commercial landlord knowingly harboring tenants selling counterfeit merchandise
  • Contributed towards procuring international tour rights for entertainment client against estate of prominent musical artist
  • Drafted contract provisions for global settlement agreement
  • Conduct due diligence on multi-million dollar sports related transaction
  • Review and analyze contract provisions related to dispute over sale of medical facility
  • Participated in obtaining pretrial settlements and success at trial against government entities responsible for improper Fifth Amendment takings
  • Aided automotive client in successful litigation against major car manufacturer attempting improper dealership termination
  • Assisted in obtaining dismissal of multiple discrimination claims against insurance client
  • Assisted in securing an acquittal for the CFO of a publicly-traded healthcare company charged with conspiring to commit securities fraud

Previous Work

Prior to becoming an attorney, David worked as a paralegal for twenty-five years. His experience includes overseeing large-scale document reviews; researching and drafting legal memoranda and discovery demands; attending domestic and international trials and arbitrations; and preparing expert and fact witnesses. He also attended law school while working full-time and raising three children.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

  • 2017 Albert E. Arent Award for work related to “The Uncondemned,” an award-winning documentary about the first successful prosecution of rape as an international war crime
  • 2015 ArentFox Schiff Diversity Scholar
  • 2014 Best Advocate, Fordham Law School Intra-School Competition
  • 2014 Best Advocate, Georgetown White Collar Crime Invitational