David Slade’s path to the law was a nontraditional one. After graduating from college at Yale, he moved to New York City, working at various jobs in the music industry, forming a band, and spending several years touring the country and recording albums. Throughout this period, his interest in the law was nurtured by a side job as a trial assistant in the hormone therapy litigation, In re: Prempro Products Liability Litigation, Case No. MDL 1507.
Following his work with the Prempro MDL, David attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. While there, he co-founded the Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service, an online, interdisciplinary publication for which he served as Editor-in-Chief. He oversaw the Journal’s inaugural symposium, as well as a variety of community engagement efforts. In its first year, the Journal published submissions from authors throughout the world.
At Carney Bates & Pulliam, David’s principal focus is on consumer protection, with an emphasis on data privacy and data security. Extending his advocacy beyond litigation, he also organized a cyber safety training summit for Arkansas law enforcement and victim assistance professionals, in conjunction with the National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA). In addition to his work in the class action context, David is a member of the Volunteers Organization, Center for Arkansas Legal Services (VOCALS), an organization committed to pro bono advocacy.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (J.D., 2013, High Honors; Recipient, Bowen Fellowship; Editor-in-Chief, Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service); Yale University (B.A., 2001)
Licensed in Arkansas (2013); U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of AR (09/04/2013)
American Bar Association; Arkansas Bar Association
“‘Ag-Gag’ Laws: Industry Trumps the First Amendment.” Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service, Oct. 25, 2012