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David M. Poell

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  • J.D., University of Michigan, 2010, magna cum laude, Executive Editor of the Michigan Law Review
  • B.A. University of Notre Dame, 2007, magna cum laude
  • Illinois
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David Poell is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm’s Chicago office with an emphasis in the areas of consumer privacy and class action litigation.

Areas of Practice

A large portion of David’s practice is devoted to defending companies against class and individual actions brought under various state and federal consumer protection statutes, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), as well as other consumer-privacy and unfair business practices laws and regulations. He also advises companies regarding privacy and direct-marketing matters, such as drafting privacy policies and providing guidance on compliance with FCC, FTC and state-specific rules and regulations. 

David also has experience in the appellate litigation and is well-versed in matters involving Constitutional standing questions and the scope of federal jurisdiction. 

Additionally, David provides assistance to the Intellectual Property practice group in the area of patent infringement litigation.

Pro Bono

Represented prisoner in Eighth Amendment excessive force trial in the Eastern District of Missouri.


  • Illinois Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016-2019
  • Helen Hritzu Award for Excellence in Classical Arabic Studies (University of Notre Dame)
  • Honored by Chicago Transportation Authority for Act of Heroism

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Eye on Privacy Blog Posts

Class Action Defense Strategy Blog Posts

FCC Law Blog Posts


  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association