David Worthen

Partner

Contact

T (703) 657-6623
F (703) 774-1201
dworthen@plavekoch.com

12005 Sunrise Valley Drive
Suite 200
Reston, VA 20191

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Experience

With more than 1,000 cases under his belt, Dave Worthen’s litigation record is matched by few in the franchise bar. His broad experience representing franchisors includes intentional underreporting of sales, tax fraud, standards enforcement, covenants not to compete, encroachment, defending claims of franchise disclosure (FDD) violations, nonpayment, trademark violations, unapproved products, and vicarious liability. Add Dave’s non-franchise cases involving patent infringement, insurance coverage, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination, and you’ve got yourself a well-rounded dispute resolution expert. Plave Koch proudly welcomes Dave to our litigation team!

He has presented on standards enforcement at the International Franchise Association Legal Symposium and the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Franchising and written numerous articles for franchise publications. Dave is also recognized by “Who’s Who International” as among the best franchise lawyers in the US.

Professional and Civic Activities

  • American Bar Association, Forum Committee on Franchising
  • International Franchise Association

Education

  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1988)
    • Syracuse Law Review (Member, 1986-1988)
    • Justinian Honor Society

Admitted to Practice

  • District of Columbia
  • Connecticut
  • *Not licensed in Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
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