David Noland is an experienced education litigator and advocate. He is a graduate magna cum laude of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Associate Editor of the Cardozo Law Review. He holds an undergraduate degree in Government and Legal Studies and Sociology from Bowdoin College in Maine. Prior to joining Tharrington Smith in 2018, David was a senior associate at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York, with a practice focused on general commercial litigation. David was counsel of record in a landmark constitutional challenge to the state educational funding system in Connecticut. The multi-year litigation culminated in a five month trial, followed by an appeal before the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law New York, New York
J.D., magna cum laude May 2010
Order of the Coif
Cardozo Law Review, Associate Editor
Bowdoin College Brunswick, Maine
A.B., Government and Legal Studies and Sociology , June 2005
North Carolina State Bar
New York State Bar
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (New York, New York) Litigation Associate November 2010 – September 2017
Note, Finding Fault with Defaults: New York Courts’ Inconsistent Application of Issue Preclusion to Default Judgments, 31 CARDOZO L. REV. 941 (2010).
Panelist, Trial Practice Panel, Education Law Center Litigators’ Workshop (2016).
Presenter to City Bar of New York Pro Bono Committee on Connecticut education litigation (2017).
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