July 28, 2017
Weil Litigation partner David Singh has been named one of Law360’s 2017 “Rising Stars” for Class Actions in recognition of his work defending some of the world’s leading companies in significant and high-stakes class action litigation.
Law360’s profile article highlighted his work representing Exxon Mobil in the In re: Motor Fuel Temperature Sales Practices multidistrict litigation. The case involved more than 30 consolidated class actions, with the plaintiffs seeking more than $1 billion in damages for alleged overcharging of gasoline that expanded on hot days. Exxon settled the claims against it for $5 million. Mr. Singh noted that “the case was procedurally challenging in that there were so many cases.”
With regard to why he became interested in class action litigation, Mr. Singh explained that while he knew that he wanted to be a litigator even before he went to law school, his focus on class action litigation was not really a conscious choice but rather the practice area that he focused on as soon as he joined Weil. “My particular focus on class action really picked me,” he said. “I found that at a law firm, experience begets experience and my reputation for being strong in the class action space led to more opportunities.”
When asked about advice he would give to young attorneys, Mr. Singh stressed the importance of finding a way to say yes to more things. “I think the more that you raise your hand, the more opportunities and experiences you can get,” he said.
A team of Law360 editors selected the 2017 Rising Stars winners after reviewing more than 1,200 submissions. Mr. Singh is among the attorneys under the age of 40 whose legal accomplishments belie their age.