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David H. Marion Senior Counsel

 
Philadelphia, PA | Direct 215.864.6870Fax 215.789.6675
mariond@whiteandwilliams.com
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David Marion concentrates his practice in business litigation, antitrust and securities class actions, professional liability and communications law and alternate dispute resolution. David acts as both plaintiffs and defense counsel in litigation involving ERISA, securities, Civil Rights Act Violations, RICO actions and class actions. 

David has achieved numerous noteworthy victories throughout his career including substantial jury verdicts before federal and state courts, the defense of a major public utility in a precedent-setting federal ERISA class action and victories in the U.S. Supreme Court and state and federal appellate courts. He was appointed by the U.S. District Court as Receiver in a Securities and Exchange Commission civil action involving a Ponzi scheme, and as special master in complex federal cases. 

Representative Matters

  • Successfully argued in the United States Supreme Court in a case establishing plaintiffs' Burden of Proof of Falsity in First Amendment libel cases
  • Successful appeals before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court including a case liberalizing grant of summary judgment for defendants
  • Successfully represented a client before the Third Circuit United States Court of Appeals in a precedent-setting ERISA case
  • Secured the confirmation of a seven-figure unfair competition verdict against American Broadcasting before the Third Circuit United States Court of Appeals
  • Secured a class action jury verdict before the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in a vertical price-fixing case
  • Secured a seven-figure jury verdict before the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against a munitions manufacturing company
  • Successfully achieved affirmance by the Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals of the grant summary judgment against a group of craft labor unions 

Recognition & Involvement

David is a former Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and former President of the Philadelphia Lawyers Club, is the National Chancellor of the Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society and serves on the Anti-Defamation League Board of Directors. He was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and holds leadership positions in several non-profit organizations.  

David was the recipient of the 2013 Learned Hand Award from the American Jewish Committee. He has been listed in Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in commercial litigation since the honor's inception in 2003 and is described as a "very highly regarded trial attorney." Since 2004, David has been selected in a survey of his peers as a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers. He is uniquely listed by Best Lawyers in America in six categories of law practice. David was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2019 Legal Malpractice Law "Lawyer of the Year" award winner in Philadelphia. He was also named one of The Philadelphia Inquirer's 2018 Influencers of Law in the area of Litigation and Dispute.

Bar and Court Admissions

Pennsylvania

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, magna cum laude

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS

Memberships

Anti-Defamation League Board of Directors, Executive Committee

Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society, National Chancellor

Philadelphia Bar Association, Former Chancellor

Lawyers Club of Philadelphia, Former President

Rotary Club of Philadelphia, Former President

Federation of Jewish Agencies, Board of Directors

Philadelphia Bar Association - Federal Courts Committee, Bench-Bar Conference Committee, Senior Lawyers Committee

University of Pennsylvania Law Alumni Society, Former President

University of Pennsylvania Law School, Board of Overseers, Former Member

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