David E. Mills


I’ve found great energy and satisfaction representing businesses and individuals in trial, on appeal and in government investigations for more than three decades.

David focuses on trial and appellate work and government investigations. For more than 35 years, he has represented higher education institutions, communications and media companies, technology companies, financial services companies, airlines, and other businesses in complex commercial disputes, litigation involving federal agencies, antitrust cases, deceptive advertising, fiduciary duty and fraud cases, whistleblower actions, privacy and class action litigation, consumer protection, copyright and trademark disputes, and First Amendment cases.

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  • US Supreme Court Upholds FCC’s Modernized Television Station Ownership Rules, Affirming Cooley Amicus Briefs 

  • Cooley Files Amicus Brief in Second Circuit in Interstate Communications Services Regulation Case 

  • Charlottesville Plaintiffs Secure Justice Against White Supremacist Leaders and Groups With Historic Lawsuit Win 

  • Meredith Agrees to Sell TV Broadcast Group to Gray Television for $2.8 Billion 

  • Cooley Secures Fourth Circuit Win for InfiLaw 

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  • Duke University School of Law
    JD, with honors, 1985

  • Brandeis University
    BA, with honors, 1982

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia