As one of the Firm’s named members, David Israel practices in the areas of consumer litigation, commercial and business litigation, labor relations, wrongful discharge, and employment discrimination. Mr. Israel leads the Firm’s consumer litigation and labor and employment practice groups and manages the Firm’s regional offices. He has earned a national reputation for defending some of the largest collection agencies, debt buyers and their clients in courts throughout the United States. The Firm protects clients against virtually every federal and state cause of action and claim regarding collector misconduct, credit reporting, and all related consumer torts. Mr. Israel has extensive experience handling consumer litigation and employment-related class actions.
Following his graduation from Cornell University’s New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations with a bachelor of sciences degree in labor law, Mr. Israel attended Rutgers University Law School and Seton Hall University Law School. Since 1981, he has practiced employment law, representing management interests. He has been a member of Commerce Clearing House’s National Human Resources Board and served as an executive committee member of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Labor Law Committee. He has been an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Israel has been a contributing editor to the journal SHRM Magazine and the Legal Trends editor of the monthly newspaper, HRNews, both published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He has been a speaker for SHRM’s national conferences and regional seminars.
Mr. Israel has been an active member of various trade organizations that represent debt collectors, including the ACA and the MAP for appointed counsel for debt collectors. He has spoken at many national and regional conferences.
Mr. Israel has been a part-time associate professor at Loyola University’s Graduate Business School in New Orleans. He is a founding member of Pinnacle Affirmative Action Services, LLC, one of the nation’s largest preparer of affirmative action plans.
Mr. Israel was a 2013 recipient of the BTI All-Stars Counsel Award, as chosen by corporate counsel for providing outstanding legal services and has been an AV rated Martindale attorney for more than 20 years.► Download vCard
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