David Morrison and P.J. Sauerteig Quoted in “Pro Bono Pioneers: The Firms Championing Legal Justice and the Technology That Powers It”
David E. Morrison is a Principal in the firm's Litigation and Labor & Employment groups and is Chair of the Administrative Committee. He is an experienced litigator, trial and appellate lawyer who has represented public and private companies in various employment, commercial and bankruptcy-related cases in approximately 30 states and in every region of the country.
David's commercial litigation practice has involved litigation, arbitration and mediation of cases concerning securitized credit agreements; asset purchase, stock, warranty, guarantee, licensing, sales, promotion, distribution, operating, service and marketing agreements; accounting fraud; lease disputes; breach of letters of intent; and fraudulent transfer, piercing the corporate veil and alter ego. He has handled dozens of bankruptcy issues, and has represented banks and other commercial lenders, pharmaceutical companies, trading firms, real estate operators and lessors, retail stores, restaurants, manufacturers, distributors and various service sectors.
David also has litigated or tried single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff and class action employment cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, FEHA, violation of public policy, and a variety of state law tort claims. He represents clients in single plaintiff, collective action and class actions brought under the FLSA, state minimum wage laws and privacy laws, including the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). He also handles cases concerning a breach of covenants not-to-compete or other restrictive covenants, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of confidentiality agreements, and violations of state and federal trade secret acts.
In addition, David counsels employers on matters such as handbooks and policies, reductions in force, terminations, wage and hour issues, privacy matters, misclassification and independent contractor issues, WARN, ADA and the FMLA. He also assists with various employment related agreements, including compensation, separation, severance, temporary employee, covenants-not-to-compete, restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements.
Trial and Appellate Experience
Other Bankruptcy-Related Trial Experience
– cum laude
– Louis Honigman Memorial Award Recipient
– Raymond K. Dykma Scholarship Recipient
– Scribes award for outstanding legal writing
– Political Science, with honors
– Wendle L. Wilkie Senior Thesis Award