David A. Benner

David A. Benner: Attorney with Motley Rice LLC
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  • 401 9th St., NW, Suite 1001, Washington, DC 20007
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David Benner advocates for public clients and is an integral part of a team that has represented city, state and territorial governments in proceedings relating to public health and consumer protection.

David represents dozens of states, cities, towns, counties and townships in multiple bellwether lawsuits and other litigation alleging misrepresentations of the safety and efficacy of addictive opioid painkillers.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, David practiced in New York and Washington, D.C., on both the plaintiff and defense side, gaining substantive experience in consumer protection litigation; false claims act litigation; and cases involving intellectual property, securities, and antitrust law. In his public client work, David helped the Attorney General of New Hampshire obtain financial and injunctive relief from the maker of a fentanyl-based opioid for alleged unfair marketing practices; and he helped the Attorney General of Mississippi obtain a settlement over allegedly false statements made by a credit rating agency about its independence and objectivity ahead of the financial crisis of 2008.

Other public service includes voter protection and mobilization efforts as Deputy Voter Protection Director for Organizing for America - Iowa in 2012, in connection with that year’s presidential election.

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  • Public Client

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.386.9606  Phone
University Attended:
Haverford College, B.A., 2001
Law School Attended:
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2005
Year of First Admission:
New York; District Of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Federal Circuits
Reported Cases:
Casework: Opioid Litigation: The growing opioid epidemic crosses virtually all demographics, and with more than half a million related deaths recorded in the U.S. since 2015, the crisis has officially been declared a public health emergency.; Attorneys: Linda Singer Mimi Y. Liu
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