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David* knows that successful advocacy begins with framing the narrative. It’s an approach he developed during his first career as a press secretary and senior advisor in the Ontario government, and applied as an attorney at a top-tier New York law firm, before joining Lenczner Slaght. In commercial and employment matters, administrative proceedings, and appeals, David sets the§ stage for efficient resolutions by pursuing discovery and settlement negotiations with the same thoroughness as courtroom arguments – and he picks the right tone , with experience representing leading financial institutions, manufacturers, transportation and telecommunications entities, and individual plaintiffs and defendants. .

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David Salter

is an associate at Lenczner Slaght.

David’s civil litigation practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, investigations, employment disputes, and public law matters. He has represented leading global financial institutions and corporations, public entities and political figures, as well as individuals, particularly departing senior executives in employment matters. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

David joined the firm after practicing in the New York office of a leading international law firm for five years, where he was litigation counsel to numerous Fortune 500 entities. He also served as Acting Assistant District Attorney in Kings County, New York, was appointed mediation counsel to self-represented litigants by the Southern District of New York federal court, and has been repeatedly recognized for outstanding pro bono service by the New York State Bar Association.

David obtained his law degree from the University of Toronto, where he graduated with honours and received the Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Prize for Academic Excellence, the Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Award for Academic Excellence, and the Laskin Prize in Constitutional Law.

Prior to attending law school, David held a variety of positions in the Government of Ontario, including as director of communications to the Minister of Energy and press secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation. David also served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Reservist for nearly nine years.

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  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • The Advocates’ Society

  • New York State Bar Association

  • The Legal 500 Canada (2022-2023)

    Labour and Employment (Recommended Lawyer)

  • Empire State Counsel (2017-2020)

    Designation for outstanding pro bono service in New York State

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