David Sanford

David Sanford

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Washington, DC
  • Employment Law
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Summary

David Sanford is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP. He has recovered more than $1 billion for individual clients and the United States government since 2004. Mr. Sanford represents C-suite executives, as well as non-managerial, hourly employees throughout the United States. David has served as lead counsel in more than 50 class actions and numerous qui tam fraud cases around the country. David has represented more than 100 General Counsel and attorneys (in house and outside counsel) in contract disputes, employment matters, and severance packages. David is currently class counsel in gender discrimination cases against Forest Labs, Merck, KPMG, Daiichi, Alcon, and Publicis; class counsel in a race discrimination matter against the U.S. Marshal Service; wage matter against Cotsco; counsel representing general counsel of Armani and Zara; class counsel in a matter against Georgetown and other defendants on behalf of women who were surreptitiously videotaped while performing a cleansing ritual; counsel representing a professor at the Columbia Business School in a gender discrimination/sexual harassment matter; qui tam counsel against Depuy; and counsel representing partners of law firms throughout America. David Sanford was inducted into the National Law Journal’s Elite Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame and he is listed among the top 100 trial lawyers in America by the National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Sanford has been recognized as a “Top Employment Lawyer” by American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel and the National Law Journal; was recognized by Law 360 as an Employment Lawyer MVP in both 2014 and 2015, and as “Titan of the Plaintiffs’ Bar;” and he has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in both Washington, DC and New York. Since 2006, Mr. Sanford has been AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating given to an attorney by judges and attorneys throughout the United States.

Practice Area
  • Employment Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
Maryland
2nd Circuit
7th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Board of Directors Member
Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
Current
Member
Board of Corps Africa
Current
Board of Directors Member
The Center for WorkLife Law
Current
Advisory Board Member
Foundation for Advocacy, Inclusion and Resources
Current
Education
Stanford University
J.D. (1995)
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
A.B.D. (1985)
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
M.A. (1984)
Vassar College
B.A. (1980)
Awards
DC Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2015 Inductee
Elite Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame
Employment MVP
Law360
DC Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
NY Metro Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Employment MVP
Law360
Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar
Law360
AV Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Top Rated Employment Lawyer
American Lawyer
Top Rated Employment Lawyer
Corporate Counsel
Employment Advisory Board
Law360
Top Rated Employment Lawyer
National Law Journal
Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Firm Website
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Contact & Map
1666 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20009
USA
Telephone: (202) 499-5200
Fax: (202) 499-5199