David C. Frederick, a prominent Washington, D.C. attorney, has argued more than 100 appellate cases, including more than 50 before the U.S. Supreme Court. At the Supreme Court, he has represented individuals, workers, investors, immigrants, classes of consumers, farmers, Native Americans, small corporations, public-sector unions, trade associations, large companies, foreign governments, U.S. states, the European Union, and the United States. His cases have established landmark precedents in the fields of federal-state relations, worker and pharmaceutical safety, environmental protection, and business competition.
A former law clerk to Justice Byron White and Judge Joseph Sneed, Frederick graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a Truman scholar and the first Pitt student to receive the prestigious Rhodes scholarship; the University of Oxford, where he earned a D.Phil. in politics; and the University of Texas School of Law, where he received his J.D. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor wrote forewords to his books on oral advocacy before the Supreme Court and the history of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, respectively.
Since 2001, Frederick has been a partner at Washington, D.C., law firm Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C.