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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

David represents companies in a variety of class actions, multi-district litigations and other complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts. He specializes in defending corporate clients in high stakes litigation matters involving federal consumer-protection statutes, privacy torts, unfair business practices, false advertising claims, and large-scale data breaches. David also has considerable experience in prosecuting and defending actions involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants and non-competes, deceptive trade practices, misappropriation of trade secrets, the Lanham Act and unfair competition.  He further advises companies regarding privacy matters matters and provides counseling 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 administrative law, Article III standing issues, and federal jurisdiction. 

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