David R. Marriott is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department. His practice focuses on litigation and alternative dispute resolution, generally concerning business disputes and matters in the areas of intellectual property, securities and antitrust. Mr. Marriott has tried, argued and litigated cases in both state and federal courts, and has been involved with numerous forms of alternative dispute resolution. His clients have included CSX Corporation, Delta Air Lines, IBM, Mylan, NCR Corporation, Novartis, Alcon Laboratories, Qualcomm, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lazard Frères & Co., AT&T, Bank of America, Eli Lilly, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the President and Fellows of Harvard College.
Mr. Marriott is an Adjunct Professor at New York University School of Law, and a Lecturer in Law at Columbia University School of Law. He has taught antitrust, intellectual property and trial practice. Mr. Marriott was named a “National Star” in general commercial litigation and a “Local Litigation Star” in the New York area in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Litigation. The Legal 500 United States named him a “Leading Trial Lawyer” in 2017. He has also been recognized as a leading lawyer by several other legal ranking publications such as Lawdragon, IAM Patent, LeadersLeague and Super Lawyers.
Mr. Marriott is the editor of New York Business Litigation (NYLJ 2013) and a contributing author and editor of Winning at Trial (ALM 2014). His other publications include: “Opening to Win: Seven Tips for Delivering an Effective Opening Statement” (NYLJ, November 14, 2011); “Picking a Winner: Ten Tips for Selecting the Best Possible Jury” (NYSBA Journal, September 2011); “A Direct Path To Winning: Tips for Conducting an Effective Direct Examination” (NYLJ, July 2011); “10 Tips for Picking a Jury” (PLI 2010); “7 Tips for a Winning Opening Statement” (PLI 2010); “Selecting the Best Possible Jury” (PLI 2009); “Current Legal Issues Relating to Complex Litigation” (PLI 2007); “Modern Ethical Issues in Complex Litigation” (PLI 2007); “Document Production: An Effective System in the Electronic Age is Critical to Withstanding Challenge” (NYLJ, August 21, 2006); “Ethical Considerations in Electronic Discovery” (PLI 2006); and “Selected Topics Arising in Multiple Defendant Litigation” (PLI 2006).
Mr. Marriott is the chair of the Practising Law Institute’s conference “Trial by Jury” and has been a repeat moderator of other PLI conferences, such as “Bet the Company Litigation.” For several years, Mr. Marriott chaired the New York City Bar’s annual “Institute for Corporate Counsel.”
Mr. Marriott received his J.D. from New York University in 1994. Following graduation, Mr. Marriott served as law clerk to Hon. Eugene F. Lynch of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The following year, he served as law clerk to Hon. Albert J. Engel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Mr. Marriott received his B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1991. He joined Cravath in 1996 and became a partner in 2003.