David Conway was admitted to the California Bar in December 2007, and began working for the firm in April 2008. David graduated from the University of Washington in 2004 with a B.A. in Business Administration, and from Hastings College of Law in May 2007.
While in law school David clerked for the California Teachers Association, and served as an Extern for the Oakland Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board, where his primary responsibilities included investigating charges and drafting recommendations for completed investigations for the Supervisory Attorney and Regional Director.
After joining the firm David devoted a huge amount of time to the successful retiree health benefit class action, FURA v. Fresno Unified School District, where he was responsible for taking and defending more than 20 depositions of key witnesses, drafting motions and responding to written discovery. He also took principal responsibility for propounding FURA’s written discovery (interrogatories, requests for admission) which proved essential to winning the case. The case resulted in a judgment on the merits, and for attorney’s fees, restoring earned retiree health benefits to thousands of district retirees. [For a copy of the Court’s decision, click here.]
David has been recognized as a Northern California Rising Star Super Lawyer each year from 2012-2015, a recognition given to no more than 2.5% of active practicing attorneys in the state.
David has had extensive involvement in counseling labor unions in a wide variety of matters, filing unfair labor practice charges, and pursuing legal claims in a variety of forums.
• Prevailed at arbitration on behalf of the United Professors of Marin, AFT Local 1610 in a dispute concerning travel reimbursement for faculty, and have assisted unions successfully settle numerous grievances at all stages of the grievance process.
• Supported union representation of employees under investigation for alleged misconduct in all stages of the districts’ investigative process, especially with respect to witness preparation and obtaining crucial complaint documentation on behalf of the unions.
• Assisted the CFT in legislatively addressing two PERB decisions (Castaic and San Jose/Evergreen Community College District) that severely injured the representational rights of public school and community college employees.
• Successfully represented unions in negotiations, mediations and PERB fact-finding.
• Lead workshops and training seminars for union officers on matters such as labor negotiations and employer investigations.
• Obtained numerous PERB-issued complaints on behalf of unions for unilateral change, bad faith bargaining and interference violations, resulting in favorable settlements in such areas as work calendars, work hours, and compensation.
• Working with Bob, helped stop the unconstitutional propagation of mis-named “free speech zones” at multiple community college districts. Coauthored an article addressing this matter for CPER.