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    David J. Cynamon

    David J. Cynamon
    Retired Partner

    T: +1.202.663.8492 F: +1.202.354.5678
    T: +971.2.596.8920 F: +971.2.596.8901

    David Cynamon is a retired senior litigator who handles civil trial and appellate litigation, including class actions, corporate merger and acquisition litigation, commercial product liability cases, nuclear energy litigation, employment discrimination cases and insurance subrogation and defense actions. He has tried or argued jury and non jury cases in federal and state courts in nine states and has briefed and argued appeals in most of the federal appellate circuits. In addition to court cases, Mr. Cynamon also acted as counsel in international arbitration matters.

    In September 2007, he was named Litigator of the Year by the Washington Business Journal for his representation of four Kuwaiti detainees held without charge at the U.S. Military Base in Guantanamo, Cuba, successfully convincing the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse itself, something that had not occurred in more than 30 years.

    In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Cynamon has also maintained a pro bono practice throughout his career.

    Honors & Awards
    • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Labor & Employment, Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation – Real Estate (2010-2016)
    • Outstanding Achievement Award for Civil Rights Litigation, Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (2011)
    • Star of the Bar, Washingtonian (2009)
    • Wiley A. Branton Award, Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (2008)
    • Top Corporate Litigator, Top DC Lawyers,Washington Business Journal (2007)


    Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, Co-Chair and Director; Council for Court Excellence, Executive Committee; Co-Chair of Court Improvements Committee


    District of Columbia Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for the Districts of Columbia and Maryland, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Second, Third, Fourth, Seventh, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Supreme Court


    On Managed Care, Vol. 5, No. 8 August 2000

    District of Columbia
    J.D., Harvard Law School, 1973
    A.B., Brown University, 1970

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