David J. Todd is an associate at Moore & Lee, LLP. His practice focuses on representing contractors, subcontractors, owners, developers, sureties, architects and engineers in private and public construction disputes in state and federal court, arbitration, and mediation. Mr. Todd’s litigation experience includes a wide range of commercial, industrial, public works, and residential construction projects including office buildings, hotels, schools, apartment buildings, power plants, condominiums, convention centers, hospitals, assisted living facilities, mixed-use projects, government facilities and public transportation. Mr. Todd also drafts and negotiates construction and design contracts, advises clients in contract administration, and prepares and evaluates claims arising in public and private construction contract settings.
In addition to construction disputes, Mr. Todd also represents clients in complex government contract disputes and commercial litigation. Similar to his construction practice, he has represented government contractors in disputes in state and federal court, arbitration, mediation, and at contract boards of appeals. Mr. Todd also has experience advising clients in commercial disputes, such as payment disputes, teaming agreements, non-compete clauses, non-solicitation clauses, and landlord-tenant disputes.
Prior to becoming an associate, Mr. Todd previously served as the firm’s senior paralegal in which he gained significant experience in all aspects of e-discovery while managing the firm’s complex and document-intensive construction, government contract, and long-term healthcare cases. While attending law school, Mr. Todd also worked as a full-time law clerk for the firm.
- J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2017
- B.S., James Madison University, 2005
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- Virginia Bar Association
- Construction Law and Public Contracts Section of the Virginia State Bar
- Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar
- American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law
- Obtained summary judgment in favor of government contractor concerning allegations of breach of contract for nonpayment arising from separate service agreements with subcontractor.
- Member of team that obtained partial summary judgment as to entitlement against a defaulted subcontractor in federal court case involving a $1.4 billion infrastructure project located in Northern Virginia.
- Member of team that obtained a multimillion-dollar settlement during trial for construction manager at risk in lawsuit against public owner and its owner’s representative involving a $600+ million convention center project.
- Member of team that successfully defended general contractor in a jury trial against subcontractor involving a $58 million high school construction project.
- Member of team that obtained a multi-million dollar settlement before trial for owner in lawsuit against multiple parties involving construction defects at a residential apartment complex.