David Mills


I’m committed to protecting my clients in trial and appellate courts, in government investigations and before federal agencies.


David Mills focuses on trial and appellate work and government investigations. For nearly 35 years, he has represented higher education institutions, communications and media companies, technology 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, copyright and trademark disputes and First Amendment cases.

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  • 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 

  • First Amendment Victory for Investigative News Organizations 

  • Defended Broadcast Company in First Amendment Claim 


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

  • Brandeis University
    BA, with honors, 1982

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia