David Warner


[email protected]
(p) 703.951.1919


Super Lawyers, Labor & Employment, Virginia,
2015 – present

Recognized in Chambers USA, Labor & Employment, Virginia, 2013 and 2014

Recognized in Legal 500, Not-For-Profit, 2014


1996, Maryland

1999, District of Columbia

2008, Virginia

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

David Warner is Of-Counsel to Fontana Law Group. He is also the founder and Managing Partner of Warner PLLC. David is a seasoned trial lawyer and counselor with more than twenty-five years of experience in the resolution and litigation of complex business and employment disputes before state and federal courts and agencies. His practice is particularly focused on the government contractor, nonprofit, and hospitality industries.

David has dealt extensively with the U.S. Department of Justice and offices of inspector general of several agencies, including the General Services Administration, with respect to audits and investigations concerning alleged fraud, False Claims Act, and Trade Agreement Act compliance issues. He also has extensive experience representing contractors in affirmative action, Davis-Bacon Act, and Service Contract Labor Standards (formerly the “Service Contract Act”) compliance audits. David also routinely advises contractors with respect to bid protests, claims, and appeals. His commercial litigation experience includes representation of contractors in teaming agreement and subcontract disputes before federal and state courts, including prosecuting and defending claims of piracy of employees, clients, and intellectual property. He has also represented contractors before the U.S. Court of International Trade.

David routinely represents employers in litigation concerning alleged violations of Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, and other federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination and retaliation. In addition to day-to-day counseling on employment actions, David provides guidance concerning the design and implementation of effective and defensible application, hiring, promotion, and compensation practices, including conducting comprehensive audits of personnel practices to proactively identify and remediate issues that could give rise to class claims. 


Defense jury verdict on behalf of government contractor accused of discrimination and retaliation relating to the termination of in-house attorney

Defense jury verdict on behalf of government contractor accused of violating USERRA in deciding not to convert temp-to-perm staff member to regular employment

Summary judgment on behalf of government contractor accused of violating Title VII and state anti-discrimination and retaliation laws relating to the termination of multiple minority employees

Representation of AbilityOne contractor in Department of Justice and GSA Inspector General Investigation

Defeated class certification in nationwide race discrimination in promotions matter pending before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Successful bid protest intervention on behalf of aerospace contractor protecting awardee status in $190 million acquisition

Successful bid protest on behalf of air services company in $28 million acquisition

Representation of multi-billion-dollar food manufacturing company in successful resolution of OFCCP glass ceiling audit

Comprehensive equity analysis of management compensation at Fortune 500 company, including implementation of remedial adjustments


Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor, 1996

Editor, Articles and Notes, American Criminal Law Review

Georgetown University, Bachelor of Arts, 1993, cum laude