David assists public agency clients with legal issues related to public works construction projects. His clients include cities, transit districts, health care districts and water districts. He has worked on numerous large-scale infrastructure projects from the drafting of the contract specifications, through the bid process, to contract completion and claims resolution. He has considerable experience with contract award disputes, prevailing wage laws, subcontractor substitution issues and bidder pre-qualification. He is well versed in alternative project delivery methods such as design-build and integrated project delivery. He has also successfully resolved several stop notice lawsuits for public agency clients.
David also assists public agency clients with a wide variety of other legal issues. He works on Public Records Act compliance, record retention issues, open meeting laws, and professional service agreements and communication site leases. He serves as general counsel to the Purissima Hills Water District.
Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, David practiced public agency defense litigation. He has worked in all phases of pre-trial litigation and is familiar with many legal provisions unique to public agency clients. He has a keen understanding of immunities under the California Government Code, claim filing procedures, liability under inverse condemnation and other property damage causes of action.
“Bracing for Construction Claims: Seven Things You’ll Wish You Had Done When the Claims Come,” Construction Alert (May 2013)
"Design-Build is Gaining Traction in the Public Sector," co-author, Construction Alert (March 2011)
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Video Series (July 2010)
"Alternative Project Delivery Methods for Public Works Projects in California," Construction Alert (March 2009)
"Public Contract Disclosures," San Francisco Daily Journal (December 2006)
"Changes to Prevailing Wage Laws Expose Public Agencies to Potential Liability," Public Agency Advisory (February 2004)
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“Bracing for Construction Claims: Seven Things You’ll Wish You Had Done When the Claims Come,” League of California Cities 2013 City Attorney Spring Conference (May 2013)
Presentation at Telfer Oil Annual Meeting on Public Works Construction Issues (March 2013)
"Design Build/Public Private Partnerships," co-presenter, County Counsels’ Association of California Fall 2011 Public Works & HazMat Study Section (October 2011)
"Creative Options for Delivering Public Works Projects: Design/Build and Public-Private Partnerships," co-presenter, CSDA Annual Conference (October 2011)
"Eight Things You’ll Wish You Had Done When the Construction Claims Come," American Public Works Association (March 2011)
"Bracing for Construction Claims During a Slow Economic Recovery," Public Agency Construction Seminar (September, October 2010)
"Alternative Project Delivery Methods for Public Works Projects," League of California Cities (September 2009)
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"More Attorneys Are Jockeying for Public Projects," Daily Journal (June 2009)