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David Edwards

David has represented clients ranging from individuals to the largest companies in the world in cases involving both civil and criminal litigation.  David’s work with Corr Cronin has involved the management of trial and appellate cases addressing whistleblower retaliation, consumer protection, corporate malfeasance, copyright, trademark, patent, insurance, contract, negligence, corporate mergers, land use, the Public Records Act, and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.  He has advocated on behalf of clients at every level of state and federal courts, including submitting briefing to the U.S. Supreme Court and arguing before the Washington Supreme Court.  David was recently selected to the “Rising Star” list for Super Lawyers Magazine.

Prior to joining Corr Cronin, David was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York where his practice focused on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, class actions, insurance, securities litigation, and criminal law.  David also served as the Attorney in Residence for the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law where he drafted amicus briefs on various criminal law issues and provided analysis for proposed state and federal legislation.

He is licensed to practice in Washington and New York.

Featured Cases

Oso Landslide (Pszonka, et al., v. Snohomish County, et al.) – Brought suit on behalf of victims of the 2014 Oso landslide in the largest wrongful death case in Washington history. The case was brought against Snohomish County, the State of Washington, and a logging company relating to allegations that the defendants negligently increased the risk to those killed by the landslide by misinforming the community and allowing construction and logging on the slope that increased its instability. Settlement was reached with two of the defendants for $60 million on the eve of trial and an appeal is ongoing relating to claims against the final defendant.

Spam Arrest v. Replacements, Ltd., et al. – Defended multiple companies—including the world’s largest china and crystal reseller, an online greeting card company, an on-demand private jet charterer, and a mortgage originator—against multi-million dollar claims of breach of contract and violations of the Washington Consumer Protection Act and federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Obtained summary judgment on all claims in favor of defendants.

Doe v. Washington State Patrol, et al. & Does v. University of Washington, et. al. – Obtained injunctions against the release of records under the Public Records Act that would reveal private information about a class of individuals and argued to uphold one of the injunctions before the Washington Supreme Court.

More Representative Cases

Business litigation

Spam Arrest v. Replacements, Ltd., et al. – Defended multiple companies—including the world’s largest china and crystal reseller, an online greeting card company, an on-demand private jet charterer, and a mortgage originator—against multi-million dollar claims of breach of contract and violations of the Washington Consumer Protection Act and federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Obtained summary judgment on all claims in favor of defendants.

Geriene, et al. v. LaDow, et al. – Co-chaired two week trial on behalf of management team of an underwater submersible company that had failed due to funding issues, defending against myriad claims such as breach of contract, fraud, and conversion. Won trial verdict in favor of three of four defendants, and minimized damages claimed to be in the millions to a $30,000 verdict against the fourth defendant.

Apulent v. Jewel – Represented an event company against copyright and trademark infringement claims brought by a competitor. Won summary judgments entirely dismissing copyright claims and so limiting trademark claims that a minimal settlement was obtained on behalf of the client.

Patent Litigation – Defended various companies, including Raytheon and Radware, in patent infringement and non-infringement actions in the Western District of Washington.

Class Action/Mass Tort

Oso Landslide (Pszonka, et al., v. Snohomish County, et al.) – Brought suit on behalf of victims of the 2014 Oso landslide in the largest wrongful death case in Washington history. The case was brought against Snohomish County, the State of Washington, and a logging company relating to allegations that the Defendants negligently increased the risk to those killed by the landslide by misinforming the community and allowing construction and logging on the slope that increased instability. Settlement was reached for two of the defendants for $60 million on the eve of trial and an appeal is ongoing relating to claims against the final defendant.

Doe v. Washington State Patrol, et al. & Does v. University of Washington, et. al. – Obtained injunctions against the release of records under the Public Records Act that would reveal private information about a class of individuals and argued to uphold one of the injunctions before the Washington Supreme Court.

Insurance Class Actions – Defended multiple insurance class actions in State and Federal courts, releated to diminished value, loss of use, and other insurance matters.

Employment Law

Geriene, et al. v. LaDow, et al. – Co-chaired two week trial on behalf of management team of an underwater submersible company that had failed due to funding issues, defending against myriad claims such as breach of contract, fraud, and conversion. Won trial verdict in favor of three of four defendants, and minimized damages claimed to be in the millions to a $30,000 verdict against the fourth defendant.

Insurance Coverage Litigation

Insurance Class Actions – Defended multiple insurance class actions in State and Federal courts, releated to diminished value, loss of use, and other insurance matters.

Intellectual Property

Apulent v. Jewel – Represented an event company against copyright and trademark infringement claims brought by a competitor. Won summary judgments entirely dismissing copyright claims and so limiting trademark claims that a minimal settlement was obtained on behalf of the client.

Patent Litigation – Defended various companies, including Raytheon and Radware, in patent infringement and non-infringement actions in the Western District of Washington.

Personal Injury

Oso Landslide (Pszonka, et al., v. Snohomish County, et al.) – Brought suit on behalf of victims of the 2014 Oso landslide in the largest wrongful death case in Washington history. The case was brought against Snohomish County, the State of Washington, and a logging company relating to allegations that the Defendants negligently increased the risk to those killed by the landslide by misinforming the community and allowing construction and logging on the slope that increased instability. Settlement was reached for two of the defendants for $60 million on the eve of trial and an appeal is ongoing relating to claims against the final defendant.

Professional Liability

Geriene, et al. v. LaDow, et al. – Co-chaired two week trial on behalf of management team of an underwater submersible company that had failed due to funding issues, defending against myriad claims such as breach of contract, fraud, and conversion. Won trial verdict in favor of three of four defendants, and minimized damages claimed to be in the millions to a $30,000 verdict against the fourth defendant.

Real Estate & Environmental Litigation

Oso Landslide (Pszonka, et al., v. Snohomish County, et al.) – Brought suit on behalf of victims of the 2014 Oso landslide in the largest wrongful death case in Washington history. The case was brought against Snohomish County, the State of Washington, and a logging company relating to allegations that the Defendants negligently increased the risk to those killed by the landslide by misinforming the community and allowing construction and logging on the slope that increased instability. Settlement was reached for two of the defendants for $60 million on the eve of trial and an appeal is ongoing relating to claims against the final defendant.

Apulent v. Jewel – Represented an event company against copyright and trademark infringement claims brought by a competitor. Won summary judgments entirely dismissing copyright claims and so limiting trademark claims that a minimal settlement was obtained on behalf of the client.

Other

Privacy & Constitutional Litigation

Doe v. Washington State Patrol, et al. & Does v. University of Washington, et. al. – Obtained injunctions against the release of records under the Public Records Act that would reveal private information about a class of individuals and argued to uphold one of the injunctions before the Washington Supreme Court.

Presentations and Publications

Ethics: Experts, Spoliation and Sanctions, Network of Trial Law Firms,
New York, NY, August 2017

Recent Trends Regarding the Use of Confidential Witnesses in Securities Litigation,
The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, June 2012

How Healthcare Can Reduce Crime, Forbes.com, June 22, 2010

Education / Background

J.D., New York University School of Law, 2008

B.A., Business Administration / Information Systems, University of Washington, 2003

Attorney In Residence, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, 2009-2010

Professional Associations

Washington State Bar Association

New York State Bar

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