David L. Feinberg

Feinberg David

David Feinberg is a trial attorney and litigator who handles a wide array of real estate, landlord/tenant, commercial litigation, construction, consumer protection, antitrust, and environmental disputes. Unlike many other trial attorneys, David has handled complex, months-long trials and arbitrations. In addition to this experience, David has represented a broad spectrum of businesses, including a variety of real estate developer clients, as first-chair litigation counsel.  He also has extensive experience managing appearances and proceedings before U.S. congressional committees, state attorneys general, and administrative agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

David has defended some of the United States' largest companies against government investigations and litigation alleging environmental harm, consumer harm, or cybersecurity deficiencies. He also oversees internal investigations, and provides ongoing counsel to businesses on a wide range of issues.

David is active in Venable's recruiting efforts, and previously supervised the firm’s summer associate program.



Representative Matters

  • Obtained multi-million-dollar settlements, including a substantial portion of attorneys' fees, for clients whose metropolitan Washington, DC area properties were harmed by neighboring construction
  • Obtained a $3.93 million judgment for payment of attorneys' fees arising from construction defect litigation
  • Defended Fortune-listed companies against FTC and CFPB investigations and litigation, including persuading the agency not to take enforcement action 
  • Defended one of the leading agribusiness companies in a Clean Water Act citizen lawsuit
  • Defended a leading manufacturer of farm equipment against allegations of environmental violations
  • Represented a party in an Endangered Species Act multidistrict litigation concerning the polar bear
  • Conducted multiple internal investigations, some of which involved allegations of potential environmental violations




  • J.D. University of Virginia School of Law 2006
    • Dillard Fellow
    • Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law
    • Editorial Board, Virginia Law and Business Review
    • Captain, ATLA Trial Advocacy Team
  • M.T.S. Emory University 2003
    • Master of Theological Studies Scholarship
  • A.B. Bowdoin College 1999

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia 2008
  • Maryland 2007
  • Massachusetts 2007

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Clerk Experience

  • Honorable Benson E. Legg U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Business Litigation, Washington, DC, 2014 – 2017
  • Venable LLP, Benjamin R. Civiletti Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award, 2011


Pro Bono

  • Maintains an active pro bono practice


  • Former team leader and corps member, AmeriCorps NCCC

Personal Activities

  • Masters-level athlete in the CrossFit Open and other CrossFit competitions