David E. Worthen, Partner

Biography

David Worthen has successfully litigated more than 1,000 cases, focusing on all aspects of franchise litigation. He has extensive experience in particular issues involving intentional underreporting of sales, tax fraud, standards enforcement, covenants not to compete, encroachment, nonpayment, trademark violations, unapproved products, and vicarious liability. He has also litigated cases involving patent infringement, insurance coverage, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and the ownership of television and radio stations.

He has presented on standards enforcement at the International Franchise Association Legal Symposium and the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Franchising and written numerous articles for franchise publications.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1988)
    • Syracuse Law Review (Member, 1986-1988)
    • Justinian Honor Society

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association, Forum Committee on Franchising
  • International Franchise Association