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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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David Lender

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


David Lender, co-head of Weil’s global Litigation Department, has more than 20 years of experience litigating complex disputes, with an emphasis on consumer fraud, patent, antitrust, and contract cases. Recent victories include a $170 million jury verdict for GE regarding wind turbine patents; numerous wins for StubHub in consumer class actions regarding resale of tickets; and successful representation of Credit Suisse in a RICO class action regarding loans made to property developers. He is a recognized expert on e-discovery and co-authored the treatise, Electronic Discovery: Law and Practice.


Duke University (BA); Duke University School of Law (JD).

United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: Leading lawyers

David Lender - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Within: General commercial disputes

The 'fearless, smart, savvy, and experienced' team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is 'well organized and very responsive' and acts for major US and multinational companies. In recent successes, 'brilliant litigator' David Lender and Eric Hochstadt obtained a complete defense jury verdict for client C&S Wholesale Grocers in an $800m antitrust class action in Minnesota, while David Yohai won an appeal for Discovery Communications at the Fourth Circuit in a content distribution dispute brought by one of the company's television distributors. Out of the Princeton office, 'excellent advocate' Diane Sullivan secured a victory for SAC Capital in long-running litigation when a New Jersey Superior Court granted the client's motion for summary judgment and dismissed the claims in a lawsuit with over $1bn at stake. Edward Soto in Miami co-chairs the team alongside Lender; David Singh is based in Silicon Valley. Named partners are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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Leading trial lawyers

Within: Leading trial lawyers - ranked: tier 5

David Lender - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class actions: toxic tort - defense

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is headed by New-York-based Arvin Maskin and is increasingly active in high-profile water contamination cases. In New Jersey, Diane Sullivan and Allison Brown are acting for Respol in environmental litigation filed against multiple defendants regarding the pollution of the Passaic River. Acting alongside New York-based David Lender, Sullivan is also representing Procter & Gamble as trial counsel in an action filed by the Suffolk County Water Authority alleging that the client manufactured and distributed products that leached a possible carcinogenic chemical into public drinking wells.

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