David M. Dorsen is a seasoned trial attorney with many notable victories throughout his career. Among his many noteworthy cases, he acted as lead counsel in the representation of 200 women who sued the Government Printing Office for sex discrimination that resulted in a $20 million victory; handled a defamation suit on behalf of General Westmoreland against major television network CBS and news personality Mike Wallace; and represented the Hunt Brothers before the CFTC after the collapse of the silver market. He was also involved in the Watergate prosecutions.
Affiliations, Activities and Accomplishments
Mr. Dorsen is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia, and before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Fourth Circuits.
Mr. Dorsen is the author of the prize-winningHenry Friendly, Greatest Judge of His Era, published in 2012 by Harvard University Press with a foreword by Judge Richard A. Posner. This is the first volume of his projected Judicial Trilogy. The second volume, which is expected in 2017, is a study of the jurisprudence of Justice Antonis Scalia, tentatively entitled,Surprise! The Liberal Opinions of Justice Scalia. Mr. Dorsen has also published law-review articles, a chapter of a book on legal tactics, and nonlegal writing.