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David B. Massey

Counsel
Miami

David B. Massey

David Massey understands that a company's most important strategic objectives are often achieved, or preserved, through litigation. Less often, a company's survival depends on the effectiveness of its litigation counsel. David focuses on being an advisor and business partner to clients with complex business challenges in high-stakes and bet-the-firm matters.

In litigation, creative strategies, an effective client relationship, and a deep understanding of the client's business and key objectives are essential to delivering successful outcomes and defeating potentially fatal threats. David's experience in high-stakes matters and unique adeptness at crafting vital strategic advantages makes him a valued business partner when it really counts. He is a "lawyer's lawyer" that other attorneys often turn to when the stakes are high.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, David worked for another major law firm. He clerked for the Honorable K. Michael Moore, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Henry B. Pitman, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; the Honorable David G. Trager, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; and the Honorable Deborah Kaplan, Supreme Court, New York. David also served as a Sergeant in the infantry of the United States Marine Corps.

Representative Experience

Successfully represented world's largest cruise liner in suit with potentially over US$1bn in damages; prevailed on summary judgment and appeal.

Successfully represented Panamanian financial conglomerate after deal to acquire Ecuador's fourth-largest private financial institution failed.

Successfully represented world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products in suits involving products with expired patents.

Successfully represented world's largest international premium beverage manufacturer in suit brought by terminated international distributor.

Successfully represented world's largest satellite radio broadcaster in suit for royalties for all broadcasts of pre-1972 sound recordings in Florida.

Successfully represented one of Florida's leading business women in dispute over ownership of commercial and residential real estate empire.

Successfully represented world's largest privately held, family-owned alcohol beverage manufacturer in distributor termination cases in five states.

Successfully represented world's largest privately-held, family-owned alcohol beverage manufacturer in product liability suit seeking US$150m.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2007
  • B.S., University of Utah, 2002

Memberships

  • Dade County Bar Association, Business Law Committee, 2014
  • Dade County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 2010-present
  • Federal Bar Association, Law Clerks Division, 2010-present
  • Miami Beach Community Health Center, Board of Directors, 2014
  • United Way of Miami-Dade, Financial Management Impact Council, 2012-present

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Florida
  • New York

2015

Florida Rising Stars

Florida Super Lawyers

 

United States Marine Corps, Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Award, Marine Corps Good Conduct Award, Marine Corps Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Meritorious

2007

Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award

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