David M. Poell


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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
  • Privacy and Data Security
University University of Notre Dame, B.A., magna cum laude, 2007
Law SchoolUniversity of Michigan, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010 Executive Editor of the Michigan Law Review
Admitted2010, Illinois


•American Bar Association

•Chicago Bar Association


David Poell is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Chicago office with an emphasis in the areas of consumer privacy and class action litigation.

Areas of Practice

A large portion of Mr. Poell's practice is devoted to defending companies against class and individual actions brought under various state and federal consumer protection statutes, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), as well as other consumer-privacy and unfair business practices laws and regulations. He also advises companies regarding privacy and direct-marketing matters, such as drafting privacy policies and providing guidance on compliance with FCC, FTC and state-specific rules and regulations.

Mr. Poell also has experience in the appellate litigation and is well-versed in matters involving Constitutional standing questions and the scope of federal jurisdiction.

Additionally, Mr. Poell provides assistance to the Intellectual Property practice group in the area of patent infringement litigation.

Pro Bono

Represented prisoner in Eighth Amendment excessive force trial in the Eastern District of Missouri.


•Helen Hritzu Award for Excellence in Classical Arabic Studies (University of Notre Dame)
•Honored by Chicago Transportation Authority for Act of Heroism

Publications & News


•When is an 'injury' not really an injury? Article III and statutory standing, a comment on Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins No. 13-1339 (U.S. OT 2015)

Inside Counsel, November 10, 2015

Class Action Defense Strategy Blog Posts
• The Pitfalls of Ascertaining Ascertainability: Seventh Circuit Declines to Adopt Heightened Threshold Requirement for Class Actions, August 6, 2015
• Seventh Circuit Affirms Lodestar Method to Determine Attorneys' Fees in TCPA Class Action Settlement, April 9, 2014, reprinted in the News Blog for the National Association of Legal Fee Analysis, April 10, 2014
• Third and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals Issue TCPA Decisions, September 5, 2013

Media Mentions

•7th Circ. Robocall Ruling To Pad Already Swelling Docket

Law360, November 27, 2013

•American Bar Association
•Chicago Bar Association

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Office Information

David M. Poell

70 West Madison Street, 48th Floor
ChicagoIL 60602


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