David H. Remes, Counsel

David Remes’ practice focuses on litigation. He represents clients in federal and state courts and administrative bodies. David has significant experience as an appellate advocate, specializing in constitutional and statutory law. He has written or co-written over sixty party and amicus briefs in the Supreme Court and briefed and argued numerous cases in federal and state appeals and trial courts

Representative Matters:

  • Represented major corporations in ERISA class actions and First Amendment and federal preemption challenges to restrictions on commercial speech.
  • Represented cigarette manufacturers and trade association in constitutional and statutory challenges to state and local regulations.
  • Represented brand-name pharmaceutical companies and trade association in challenges to state price regulations.
  • Represented professional sports league lobbying against state legalization of sports gambling and assisting in passage of federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act.
  • Represents Guantanamo detainees and amici in national security cases, including landmark Supreme Court cases. 


  • 1979 – J.D., Harvard Law School
  • 1976 – B.A., Columbia University
    • magna cum laude

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Special Honors

  • 2006, Human Rights Campaign Ally of Justice Award
  • 2005, Charles F.C. Ruff Senior Lawyer Pro Bono Award