David L. Feinberg

Mr. Feinberg is a litigator focusing his practice on business disputes, insurance coverage matters, and environmental claims.

He began his career as a trial court clerk and litigates cases with an eye towards taking them to trial.

He litigates disputes for business clients of all sizes and across a broad spectrum of issues. He has handled commercial and contract litigation, limited liability company disputes and disputes concerning property damage resulting from commercial real estate construction.

He also concentrates his practice on the zealous pursuit of insurance coverage for insureds. He helps insureds perfect their claims and solves coverage disputes on favorable terms either through litigation or through settlement. His experience includes handling claims and coverage matters for clients holding property, environmental, commercial general liability, and errors and omissions policies. He has handled claims and coverage matters for a client located in the hospitality industry, a Fortune-listed national home builder, and one of the Washington, DC area’s largest public transportation entities.

His experience handling environmental matters includes both plaintiff-side and defendant-side work. Most recently, he has defended high-stakes civil suits for alleged violations of federal law. His experience also includes defending corporations and individuals who are subjects of administrative enforcement actions or are under investigation for possible environmental crimes. He also has assisted his corporate clients by conducting internal investigations concerning potential environmental violations.

Significant Matters
His significant matters include the following:

Defending a Fortune-listed national home builder in coverage litigation;
Defending one of the leading agribusiness companies in a high-stakes Clean Water Act citizen suit;
Defending a leading manufacturer of farm equipment against allegations of environmental violations;
Representing a party in a polar bear Endangered Species Act multi-district litigation; and
Conducting an internal investigation of allegations of environmental violations and cover-up at a Fortune 100 company.

As a third-year law student at the University of Virginia, he worked for the Commonwealth Attorney's Office in Charlottesville and tried numerous trials to successful conclusions.

Feinberg is actively involved in the firm’s recruiting efforts and is a coordinator of the firm’s summer associate program.

He maintains a vigorous pro bono practice, and in 2011 was named a Benjamin R. Civiletti Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year. He regularly works with an organization providing foster home care in the Baltimore, Maryland area.

He has been an avid soccer player for more than thirty years and regularly plays in leagues all around the Washington, DC area.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Commercial Litigation, 3) Environmental Law, 4) Environmental Crimes Defense, 5) Insurance and 6) Insurance Coverage and Disputes
Law School University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2006)
Education Bowdoin College (A.B., 1999)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Venable LLP
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