David Oberly has extensive and wide-ranging litigation and legal counseling experience, and concentrates his practice in the areas toxic tort litigation and cybersecurity and data privacy law. As a trial attorney, David is retained frequently to litigate high exposure and high profile cases, and has developed a reputation for achieving superior results against challenging odds. Furthermore, as a trusted adviser and counselor, David utilizes his broad and intricate business background and acumen, along with his substantial business-oriented legal knowledge and skill set, to provide a wide variety of business clients with a full range of legal counseling services.
Toxic Tort Litigation
David devotes a large portion of his practice to the defense of toxic tort lawsuits involving claims of alleged injury resulting from exposure to toxins and chemicals. Utilizing his extensive background in this area of law, David is able to represent and counsel clients, and litigate and defend lawsuits, in connection with any type of chemical exposure dispute, regardless of the forum or the nature of the claim, including asbestos, diesel exhaust, creosote, benzene, diacetyl/flavoring chemicals, tobacco, mold, toxic shock, pesticides, lead paint, polyacrylamide, and chemical spills.
Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
In addition, David also focuses his practice on representing sophisticated clients in a wide assortment of complex cybersecurity and data privacy issues. David has substantial experience with investigations and litigation pertaining to cybersecurity, data privacy, and data breach incidents, as well as enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), state attorneys general, Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and other government agencies. In addition, David is skilled in counseling and assisting companies of all sizes in navigating and achieving compliance with today’s rapidly-evolving data privacy laws and regulations, and in managing potential liability exposure and risks on a broad range of data privacy issues.
In addition to his day-to-day practice, David is also one of the top legal thought leaders in the Cincinnati and Ohio legal communities. Since 2015, David has published more than 100 articles in a range of distinguished local and national legal and industry publications. In addition, David also presents regularly to clients, industry groups, and his peers on a range of topics.
Outside the Firm
David has strong roots and ties to Ohio. David attended the University of Cincinnati on a baseball scholarship, where he graduated cum laude from the Carl E. Linder College of Business with a degree in finance and international business. As a varsity athlete at UC, David received multiple academic honors and accolades, including the UC Topcat Scholar Athlete Award (the university’s highest academic distinction awarded to varsity student athletes), as well as the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll. David attended law school at the Indiana University (Bloomington) Maurer School of Law on a full-tuition, merit-based academic scholarship.