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David W. Heck

David W. Heck

Associate

David Heck is a commercial litigator with an emphasis on intellectual property and antitrust matters. He has experience across all phases of the legal process, from advisory matters to trial, and has represented clients from various industries, including consumer product manufacturers, private equity firms, medical supply companies, and sports and entertainment entities. In particular, David has handled false advertising cases for both plaintiffs and defendants; trademark infringement claims; antitrust prosecutions and class actions; breach of contract claims; employment disputes; and securities litigations and investigations.

David also maintains an active pro bono practice and has been awarded Proskauer’s Golden Gavel award for excellence in pro bono work. He frequently represents military veterans in matters with the Department of Veterans Affairs and has served clients in a broad range of immigration matters.

Prior to law school, David worked as an editorial producer for MLB Advanced Media.

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Recent Decisions Clarify (Un)Enforceability of Class Action Waivers in Employment Agreements

Companies looking to waive class action rights of employees may instead be waving goodbye to provisions in their employment contracts. Two recent decisions in California—one administrative and one in the 9th Circuit—recently found that class action waivers in employment contracts were unenforceable as a matter of law and public policy, resulting in the removal of … Continue Reading
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