David Sanford represents attorneys, executives, and employees throughout the United States. He practices in all aspects of civil rights and employment law, including employment discrimination, qui tam/whistleblower claims, and wage and hour violations.
Receiving his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1995, David served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gladys Kessler of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and as a law clerk in the White House Counsel’s Office under President Clinton. He was the managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office of a civil rights firm from 1998 through 2003 and opened his own law firm in 2004. He has represented a class of female attorneys in several gender discrimination matter against Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke; Sedgwick; Proskauer Rose; Ogletree Deakins; Morrison & Forester; and Jones Day. He was also lead counsel in a Title IX sexual harassment case against Columbia University and one of its professors. He served as lead counsel representing approximately 7,000 female employees in Velez v. Novartis, where he secured the largest gender discrimination employment verdict in U.S. history.