David Raimer focuses his practice on appellate advocacy and coordinating briefings in complex, multijurisdictional proceedings. He has experience in a wide range of substantive legal areas, including labor and employment law, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), antitrust, efforts to obtain discovery in aid of foreign proceedings, and cases involving First Amendment or religious freedom issues.
David has litigated matters at all levels of the U.S. court system, including the United States Supreme Court, and has represented clients in cases pending before international and domestic arbitration tribunals. In the process, he has presented oral argument before appellate and district courts, drafted dozens of appellate briefs and dispositive motions, and coordinated parallel proceedings across multiple jurisdictions. Among other things, David has successfully defended employers in lawsuits alleging breach of fiduciary duties and in withdrawal liability arbitrations. He has litigated a variety of matters involving federal antidiscrimination laws and helped an employer secure a rare victory before the Second Circuit in a case challenging a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) unit determination. He was also part of the team that obtained relief for more than 60 religious nonprofit organizations in a challenge to federal regulations that had made it impossible for those entities to offer health coverage in a manner consistent with their beliefs.
David maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented clients in appeals involving compelled speech, First Amendment retaliation claims, and immigration law.
- May 4, 2016
Compliance in the Precision Medicine Era: Legal Considerations for the Contemporary Life Sciences Industry
- University of Notre Dame (J.D. summa cum laude 2008; Editor-in-Chief, Notre Dame Law Review); Pepperdine University (B.A. in Political Science summa cum laude 2004)
- District of Columbia; California; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fourth, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits; and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- Executive Fellow, Governor's Office of Homeland Security (California) (2004-2005)
- Law Clerk to Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2008-2009)