David B. Lacy (photo)

First Name:David Middle Initial:B. Last Name:Lacy


909 East Main Street
Suite 1200
Richmond, VA 23219-3095

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David B. Lacy, a partner with the firm's Litigation department, represents a wide variety of business entities and individuals in complex business and commercial disputes, such as employment disputes, products liability, premises liability, media law, medical malpractice, patent infringement and warranty litigation. Mr. Lacy spends a significant part of his practice advising clients in employment litigation matters, including non-competition covenants, discrimination claims, trade secrets and securities arbitration. He also assists media clients on prepublication, access and defamation matters. Mr. Lacy is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Virginia and all Virginia circuit courts, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Mr. Lacy is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Federal Bar Association, the Bar Association of the City of Richmond and the Virginia Bar Association.

Representative Employment Litigation

 Defense of numerous employers and individuals in claims involving restrictive covenants, including non-competition, non-solicitation and no-hire covenants.

 Defense of employment discrimination actions, including sex, race, age and disability discrimination.

• Defense of broker-dealers and financial advisors in NASD/FINRA arbitration proceedings.

 Defense of business conspiracy, trade secret and interference with contract claims.

Representative Products Liability/Tort Litigation

 Defense of forklift manufacturer against claims of breach of warranty and negligence.

 Defense of landlord in complex wrongful death and premises liability action.

 Defense of security company against claims of assault and vicarious liability.

 Defense of automobile manufacturer in Lemon Law actions.

Representative Media Law Litigation

 Defense of broadcasters against defamation claims arising out of investigative journalism television segment.

 Defense of newspaper against defamation claims arising out of article reporting individual's criminal record.

 Defense of newspaper and television reporters against criminal charges of obstruction of justice and breaching police barricade.

 Intervention to unseal closed wrongful death settlements.

Representative Intellectual Property Litigation

 Defense of developer against architect's claims of copyright infringement.

 Representation of biomedical company in patent infringement case against competitor. 


College of William and Mary, J.D., 2005
Board Member, William and Mary Moot Court Team
Director, 2005 William B. Spong Moot Court Invitational
Recipient, Dean's Certificate, 2005

Southern Methodist University, B.A., Political Science, 2001


Virginia Rising Stars
General Litigation, 2014-2015

Legal Elite (Virginia Business)
Young Lawyer, 2015


 Speaker, Bridge the Gap Seminar, Virginia CLE, 2008-2011

 CLE, "Practicing Law in a House of Mirrors -- Dilemmas Posed by Shifting Alliances and Latent Conflicts When Representing Multiple Parties," Virginia State Bar 68th Annual Meeting (2006) and the 2006 National Regulatory Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia

 Co-author, Survey of Virginia Employment Libel Law (Media Law Resource Center 2006-present)

Professional Affiliations

Federal Bar Association, Richmond Chapter
President, 2015-present
National Representative, 2010-2011
Young Lawyers Section, Chair, 2009-2010

The Bar Association of the City of Richmond
Judiciary Committee, 2013-present
CLE Committee, 2011-2013

Virginia Bar Association

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