David graduated from Cornell Law School (J.D. 1978, magna cum laude; Cornell Law Review) and Cornell University (B.S. 1975, Human Development & Family Studies). Since 1995, his practice has been limited to wage and hour litigation. He has been plaintiff class counsel in approximately 25 wage and hour class actions, including cases against IBP/Tyson (Alvarez v. IBP, 546 U.S. 21 (2005) (Chief Justice Roberts’s first case), affirming 339 F.3d 894 (9th Cir. 2003)), Taco Bell, UPS and Fred Meyer. He has presented on wage and hour law topics at over 25 CLE seminars. In recent years, the vast majority of his practice has involved representing immigrant workers in wage, lien and prevailing wage cases. He speaks conversational Spanish. In an earlier life he was a New York City taxi cab driver.
Beau has represented low-wage workers in state and federal court since graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 2011. He practiced at the law firm Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC until 2014, when he began working with David Mark and the Washington Wage Claim Project. While in law school, he worked as a Laurel Rubin Farmworker fellow at Columbia Legal Services, and a Peggy Browning fellow at the National Employment Law Project in Seattle. He also served as an extern for Judge Ricardo Martinez of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. He is fluent in Spanish.