David S. Golub is an experienced litigator who served as lead private counsel for the State of Connecticut in its action against the tobacco industry. Connecticut’s leading role in the nationwide litigation and helping achieve the nationwide settlement was specifically recognized by a special panel of former attorneys general, which concluded that the contribution of Connecticut’s legal team to the national settlement was among the top five of the 57 states and other entities involved in that litigation. Connecticut stands to recover nearly $4 billion as a result of its team’s legal efforts.
Mr. Golub has also successfully represented corporate whistleblowers in actions brought on behalf of the United States government under the False Claims Act. His $150 million settlement in 1994 of a claim against United Technologies Corporation was, at the time, the largest such award ever recovered for the United States government under the Act. Mr. Golub’s client received a relator’s share of $22.5 million, then also the largest such award ever given to a relator under the Act.
In December 1987, in recognition of his work on these cases, he received the National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s annual award for outstanding volunteer contributions by a private attorney to legal assistance for the poor. He has also been active in constitutional and civil rights litigation.
 State of Connecticut v. Philip Morris, Inc., et al, CV-96-0148414-5(X02) (Conn. Super. CLD at Waterbury).
 State Employees Bargaining Coalition, et al v. Rowland, 718 F.3d 126 (2d Cir. 2013), cert. denied, 134 S.Ct. 132 (2014).
 United States ex rel. Keeth v. United Technologies Corporation, Civ. No. H-89-323 (AHN) (D. Conn.).
 Town of New Hartford, et al v. Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, 291 Conn. 433 (2009).
 In re Racial Disparity, TSR-CV-05-4000632 S (MIS) (Conn. Super. at Rockville), appeal pending, Connecticut Supreme Court, S.C. 19252.
 Proffitt v. State, 510 So.2d 896 (Fla. 1987); Proffitt v. Wainwright, 756 F.2d 1500 (11th Cir. 1985); Proffitt v. Wainwright, 685 F.2d 1227 (11th Cir. 1982); Brown v. Wainwright, 785 F.2d 1457 (11th Cir. 1986).
 Tashjian v. Republican Party of Connecticut, 479 U.S. 208 (1986).
 Republican Party of Connecticut v. Democratic Party of Connecticut, 2014 WL 6844181 (Conn. Super. Oct. 30, 2014).
 United States v. Ernie Cobb, (E.D.N.Y. 1983).
 Anglim v. Xerox Corporation, B-83-2511 (EBB) (D. Conn.).
 See Spencer, et al v. Hartford Financial Services Group, et al, 256 F.R.D. 284 (D. Conn. 2009).
 Westport Taxi Service, Inc. v. Westport Transit District, 235 Conn. 1 (1995).
 Retirement Programs of the Town of Fairfield v. Madoff, et al, FST CV 09 5023735 S (Conn. Super. CLD at Stamford).
 Serricchio v. Wachovia Securities, LLC, 658 F.3d 169 (2d Cir. 2011).
 Dowie v. Exxon Corporation, Civ. No. B-83-468 (TFGD) (D. Conn).
 Peckinpaugh v. Post-Newsweek Stations Connecticut, Inc., 3:96 CV 2475 (AVC) (D. Conn).
 Izzarelli v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, 806 F. Supp.2d 516 (D. Conn. 2011), question certified to Connecticut Supreme Court, 731 F.3d 164 (2d Cir. 2014), appeal sub judice, S.C. 19232.
 Pisel v. Stamford Hospital, 180 Conn. 314 (1980).
He has represented The New York Times and Times Mirror Corporation in First Amendment litigation, the Chief State’s Attorney for the State of Connecticut in a civil rights action and one of Connecticut’s U.S. senators in a case arguing the constitutional rights of the mentally retarded.
In 1986, he successfully argued a voting rights case in the United States Supreme Court establishing the right of a political party to determine who may vote in a party primary. He was also involved in an amicus role in Connecticut’s landmark school desegregation decision.
In the employment sphere, Mr. Golub has successfully represented plaintiffs in numerous discrimination, ERISA, and other employment-related actions in state and federal courts. Most recently, he obtained a multimillion-dollar recovery for a former executive at Ultramar Corporation, twice obtaining reversal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit of adverse rulings in the district court.
Human Rights Commentator, Connecticut Bar Journal, April 1981
Trial Practice, Yale Law School Trial Practice, University of Connecticut School of Law
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