David Stein is a litigator with extensive experience representing clients across various industries, from pre-litigation counseling through trial, in state and federal courts, and in arbitration proceedings.
In his commercial litigation practice, Mr. Stein represents both plaintiffs and defendants in actions asserting breach of contract, breach of warranty, defamation, breach of fiduciary duty (including director and officer liability), common law and statutory fraud, tortious interference, and other business torts. In addition, Mr. Stein is experienced in both prosecuting and opposing motions for emergency relief, including motions for temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.
Mr. Stein's employment litigation practice focuses on the defense of corporations in actions asserting employment discrimination and retaliation under Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, and other federal and state statutes, claims alleging violations of overtime laws including the FLSA and complimentary state statutes, as well as allegations of violations of the NLRA including unfair labor practices and retaliation against union organizing. Mr. Stein also litigates matters involving the enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation clauses.
Prior to joining Masuda Funai, Mr. Stein spent more than three years with a Chicago litigation firm focusing on the defense of individuals and business entities in commercial and employment litigation. He was selected as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2014-2017, as well as a Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyer in 2015 and 2016. Mr. Stein was honored by the Chicago Bar Association as a recipient of its Young Lawyers Section Milton H. Gray Award for Outstanding Project Leadership during the 2013-2014 Bar year for his work with Legal Prep Charter Academy High School and its students, where he serves on the school's Associate Board.
Mr. Stein is a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, and the Chicago Bar Association, where he served as a past member of the executive council of the Young Lawyers Section.