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David Sneed

David N. Sneed

Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5027 dsneed@cov.com Download V-card

David Sneed handles a variety of complex civil litigation matters, with particular emphases on pharmaceutical litigation, mass tort defense, and product liability actions. He has litigated in state and federal courts around the country. He also has experience in internal investigations and related civil proceedings.

Mr. Sneed also maintains an active pro bono practice representing indigent clients in criminal proceedings and civil rights litigation.

  • Defending a major pharmaceutical company in product liability litigation regarding a novel oral anticoagulant in multiple forums across the country.
  • Defending major pharmaceutical companies in federal MDL against product liability claims regarding a diabetes medication.
  • Represented pharmaceutical companies in commercial litigation including contractual disputes under licensing and purchase agreements.
  • Represented pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman litigation, including management of large-scale discovery.
  • Represented BP in civil litigation arising from the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 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.

Pro Bono

  • Represented plaintiff who was wrongfully convicted and served over 34 years in prison in Section 1983 action against Orleans Parish District Attorney and City of New Orleans and members of its police department, resulting in favorable settlement.
  • Represented criminal defendant in post-conviction proceedings resulting in his release through settlement agreement.
  • Representing criminal defendant in post-conviction and parole proceedings in Maryland.

Previous Experience

  • Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, Extern (2011)