ABOUT David A. Benner

David Benner advocates for public clients and is an integral part of a team that has represented city, state and territorial governments in proceedings relating to public health and consumer protection.

David represents dozens of states, cities, towns, counties and townships in multiple bellwether lawsuits and other litigation alleging misrepresentations of the safety and efficacy of addictive opioids.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, David practiced in New York and Washington, D.C., on both the plaintiff and defense side, gaining substantive experience in consumer protection litigation; false claims act litigation; and cases involving intellectual property, securities, and antitrust law. In his public client work, David helped the Attorney General of New Hampshire obtain financial and injunctive relief from the maker of a fentanyl-based opioid for alleged unfair marketing practices; and he helped the Attorney General of Mississippi obtain a settlement over allegedly false statements made by a credit rating agency about its independence and objectivity ahead of the financial crisis of 2008.

Other public service includes voter protection and mobilization efforts as Deputy Voter Protection Director for Organizing for America - Iowa in 2012, in connection with that year’s presidential election.

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June 20, 2019

Sixth Circuit ruling regarding ARCOS data in the opioid litigation is welcome

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June 14, 2019

Innovative class action approach in opioid litigation would create a beneficial and coordinated negotiating class on behalf of communities nationwide

by: Joseph F. Rice

March 26, 2019

Purdue settles opioid litigation with Oklahoma

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