David Raimer focuses his practice on appellate advocacy and coordinating briefings in complex, multijurisdictional proceedings. He has experience in a wide range of substantive legal areas, including labor and employment law, efforts to obtain discovery in aid of foreign proceedings, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), contract disputes, and cases involving First Amendment or religious freedom issues.
David has litigated matters at all levels of the U.S. court system, including the United States Supreme Court, and has represented clients in cases pending before international and domestic arbitration tribunals. In the process, he has presented oral argument before appellate and district courts, drafted dozens of appellate briefs and dispositive motions, and coordinated parallel proceedings across multiple jurisdictions. Among other things, David helped an employer secure a rare victory before the Second Circuit in a case challenging a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) unit determination. He was also part of the team that successfully obtained relief for more than 60 religious nonprofit organizations in a challenge to federal regulations that had made it impossible for those entities to offer health coverage in a manner consistent with their beliefs.
David maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented clients in appeals involving compelled speech, First Amendment retaliation claims, and immigration law.
In the 2019 Term, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three decisions with major implications for...