David A. Barker practices in the areas of environmental litigation and counseling. Mr. Barker’s practice focuses primarily on the pesticide industry, including representing R&D companies in federal and state court litigation, administrative proceedings, and data compensation arbitrations under FIFRA, the federal pesticide statute; providing counseling on a wide range of pesticide-related issues, including responding to and participating in federal pesticide product reviews, addressing emerging scientific issues, the intersection of pesticide law with other environmental and statutory schemes including the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act; and drafting agreements. Mr. Barker has helped pesticide industry clients aggressively and effectively protect their intellectual property rights in data compensation arbitrations and negotiations and through copyright litigation. Mr. Barker is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Pesticides & Biotechnology Practice Group.
Mr. Barker has litigated a wide range of environmental and commercial disputes, including contaminated site litigation, commercial contract disputes, white collar, copyright, trademark, insurance coverage, and employee benefits matters. Mr. Barker served as law clerk to the Hon. T.S. Ellis III in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and was a summer law intern at the Department of Justice in the Appellate Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division.
Mr. Barker is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 2002), where he was the Articles Development Editor of the Virginia Law Review. He holds a degree in German Literature from Williams College (B.A., 1993) and studied modern Austrian literature as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Klagenfurt.
Mr. Barker is a member of the Maryland Bar and the Bar of the District of Columbia.