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David Sneed
David N. Sneed
Washington +1 202 662 5027 dsneed@cov.com Download V-card

David Sneed maintains active litigation and policy practices. He handles a variety of complex civil litigation matters, with particular emphases on pharmaceutical litigation and product liability actions. He also has experience in internal investigations and related civil proceedings.

Prior to joining the law firm, Mr. Sneed completed two judicial clerkships. He clerked for the Honorable James A. Wynn Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Honorable Richard W. Roberts of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

  • Defending a major pharmaceutical company in state court proceedings in thousands of suits involving a novel oral anticoagulant used to reduce risk of stroke.
  • Represented pharmaceutical companies in commercial litigation including contractual disputes under licensing and purchase agreements.
  • Represented a renewable energy company in a DOJ investigation of False Claims Act violations.
  • Represented MGM Resorts International on legislative issues arising in Connecticut as well as New Jersey.
  • Represented BP in civil litigation arising from the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Represented pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman litigation, including management of large-scale discovery.

Pro Bono

  • § 1983 action against Orleans Parish District Attorney and City of New Orleans and members of its police department on behalf of a plaintiff who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to over 34 years in prison, resulting in favorable settlement.
  • Representing indigent defendants in criminal proceedings in Maryland.

Previous Experience

  • Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, Extern (2011)