David R. Roth


David R. Roth
office New Haven
phone 203-498-4394


David is an Associate in Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department and a member of the Appellate and Complex Legal Issues practice group. He has assisted a range of clients, including insurers, universities, large companies, cultural institutions, and sovereign nations in complex civil litigation and appeals in jurisdictions throughout the United States. David has also represented private individuals and companies in several criminal matters and internal investigations.

David received his J.D. from the Yale Law School, where he was a Notes Editor for the Yale Law Journal. He earned an M.A. in Classics from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Classics from the University of Oregon.

Before joining the firm, David held a clerkship with Judge Christopher Droney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


03.16.2016Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rules in Favor of Equitable Contribution
12.17.2015Second Circuit Broadens Scope of Expert Testimony Admissible in White-Collar Fraud Trials
08.19.2015Second Circuit Limits Government's Ability to Seize Assets Without a Warrant

Published Works

11.17.2017US changes the rules for claims of Nazi-looted art against foreign sovereigns and foreign public museumsInternational Bar Association: Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law
04.22.2016Second Circuit Had a Busy First Quarter of 2016Connecticut Law Tribune
10.31.2014The Ascertainability Requirement for Class Actions Now Has TeethAmerican Bar Association Commercial & Business Litigation Committee Website

Supreme Court Updates

07.03.2018Supreme Court Update: Janus v. American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (16-1466), National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra (16-1140), Ohio v. American Express Co. (16-1454)
06.28.2018Supreme Court Update: Abbot v. Perez (17-586), Currier v. Virginia (16-1348), Florida v. Georgia (142, Orig.)
06.27.2018Supreme Court Update: Ortiz v. United States (16-1423)
06.27.2018Supreme Court Update: Trump v. Hawaii (17-965)
06.25.2018Supreme Court Update: Carpenter v. United States (16-402), Pereira v. Sessions (17-459), WesternGeco, LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. (16-1011)
06.22.2018Supreme Court Update: South Dakota v. Wayfair (17-494), Lucia v. Securities and Exchange Commission (17-130), Wisconsin Central v. United States (17-530)
06.21.2018Supreme Court Update: Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach (17-21), Rosales-Mireles v. United States (16-9493), Chavez-Meza v. United States (17-5639)
06.20.2018Supreme Court Update: Gill v. Whitford (16-1161), Benisek v. Lamone (17-333)
06.18.2018Supreme Court Update: Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky (16-1435), Animal Science Products v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. (16-1220)
06.14.2018Supreme Court Update: Husted v. Philip Randolph Institute (16-980), Sveen v. Melin (16-1432), China Agritech, Inc. v. Resh (17-432)
06.11.2018Supreme Court Update: Orders
06.09.2018Supreme Court Update: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Right Commission (16-111), Hughes v. United States (17-155), Koon v. United States (17-5716), Lamar Archer & Cofrin v. Appling (16-1215)
06.04.2018Supreme Court Update: Orders
06.01.2018Supreme Court Update: Collins v. Virginia (16-1027), Lagos v. United States (16-1519)
05.29.2018Supreme Court Update: Orders
05.25.2018Supreme Court Update: Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis (16-285),
Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren (17-387)
05.21.2018Supreme Court Update: McCoy v. Louisiana (16-8255), Byrd v. United States (16-1371), Dahda v. United States (17-43), United States v. Sanchez-Gomez (17-312)
05.17.2018Supreme Court Update: Murphy v. NCAA (16-476)
05.15.2018Supreme Court Update: Oil States Energy Services v. Greene's Energy Group (16-712), SAS Institute v. Iancu (16-969)
05.09.2018Supreme Court Update: Sessions v. Dimaya (15-1498), Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC (16-499), U.S. v. Microsoft (17-2), Wilson v. Sellers (16-6855)
04.09.2018Supreme Court Update: Encino Motorcars v. Navarro (16-1362), Kisela v. Hughes (17-467), Hall v. Hall (16-1150)
03.27.2018Supreme Court Update: Cyan Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund (15-1439), Marinello v. United States (16-1144)
03.21.2018Supreme Court Update: Orders
03.13.2018Supreme Court Update: Merit Management Group v. FTI Consulting (16-784), U.S. Bank N.A. v. Village at Lakeridge (15-1509), Texas v. New Mexico (141, Orig.)
03.12.2018Supreme Court Update: Jennings v. Rodriguez (15-1204), Patchak v. Zinke (16-498), Class v. United States (16-424)
03.09.2018Supreme Court Update: Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers (16-1276), Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran (16-534), Murphy v. Smith (16-1067)
03.08.2018Supreme Court Update: Orders
02.22.2018Supreme Court Update: CNH Industrial N.V. v. Reese (17-515)
01.30.2018Supreme Court Update: Artis v. District of Columbia (16-460), National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense (16-299), District of Columbia v. Wesby (15-1485)
01.22.2018Supreme Court Update: Orders
01.17.2018Supreme Court Update: Orders


office New Haven
phone 203-498-4394



  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2012
  • University of Virginia, M.A., 2008
  • University of Oregon, B.A., 2006, magna cum laude


  • Connecticut
  • New York


  • US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • US District Court (District of Connecticut)

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