FacultyFaculty/Author Profile
David A. Carney

David A. Carney

Baker & Hostetler LLP

Cleveland, OH, USA

David Carney has more than a decade of experience prosecuting and defending complex litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels. He has been involved in litigation at every step of the way, from reviewing documents to conducting research to conducting trial and appellate court oral arguments. David is currently responsible for identifying and analyzing case strengths and weaknesses and briefing and arguing dispositive legal issues in class action and appellate litigation, with a particular focus on matters related to data privacy.

David was recognized as Law360 Rising Star in Privacy (2016), and is currently involved in the defense of multi-district, consolidated and state court litigation over data thefts that occurred in the healthcare industry. He has previously represented a global automobile manufacturer in appeals before the Sixth Circuit and the Tennessee Court of Appeals, and served a lead role on the litigation team that successfully defended a national bank against imprudent investment claims for allegedly allowing employees to invest in artificially inflated company stock.

David is active in the legal community and is a member of the the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. In addition, he serves on the board of directors for ARTneo, a museum dedicated to the collection and preservation of Northeast Ohio art.


  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Appellate and Major Motions
  • Class Action Defense
  • Privacy and Data Protection

Prior Positions

  • Department of Justice: Civil Division, Intern (Summer 2003)
  • Executive Office of the President, White House Office of Presidential Personnel, Deputy Associate Director (January 2001 to May 2002)
  • United States Senator Spencer Abraham, Mailroom Manager (August 1999 to December 2000)


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Ohio


  • J.D.,Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2005, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review, recipient of the Patricia Burgess Public Law Prize for outstanding academic performance in the field of public law
  • B.A., College of Wooster, 1999; Varsity Tennis (1995 to 1999)

  • twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • RSS

All Contents Copyright © 1996-2018 Practising Law Institute. Continuing Legal Education since 1933.

© 2018 PLI PRACTISING LAW INSTITUTE. All rights reserved. The PLI logo is a service mark of PLI.