Meschke, David B.

In conjunction with the firm’s nationally ranked Litigation Department, David Meschke practices securities law and also assists clients with complex commercial litigation matters and consumer protection matters to help them reach the best possible resolution.

His work has included complex antitrust cases and construction matters, as well as title board work and appellate briefing covering a wide variety of areas. David has amassed an in-depth understanding of appellate matters and is skilled at editing and drafting briefs, building on his work as a law clerk/judicial assistant to Colorado Supreme Court Justice Brian D. Boatright.

Since joining the firm, David has engaged in a number of pro bono projects, including working through the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center on guardian ad litem matters to protect the best interests of children in protection order cases. He has also assisted religious organizations, as well as worked on immigration matters. 

During law school, David interned with the University of Colorado’s University Counsel system office, where he wrote internal memoranda on a wide-range of topics and helped draft an amicus brief filed before the Colorado Supreme Court.  Prior to law school, David was an AmeriCorps Community Service Fellow with the Colorado “I Have a Dream” Foundation, where he assisted fourth and fifth grade students in classrooms and during after-school and summer programs.

Representative Matters
  • In a two week trial, successfully defended a major brokerage and investment bank against securities fraud claims asserted by purchasers of millions of dollars of municipal bonds. The plaintiffs alleged under the Colorado Securities Act that defendants made material misrepresentations and omissions in connection with the sale of the bonds, and that our client could not show that it exercised appropriate due diligence according to the standard of care. The judge rejected the plaintiffs’ claims and concluded that our client satisfied the standard of care for a municipal underwriter of securities and that the alleged misrepresentation most strongly contested at trial was not material.

Community

Colorado High School Mock Trial Coach (2014-2015)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Project (2013-2014)

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 2014, Order of the Coif, University of Colorado Law School
  • B.A., 2009, magna cum laude, Middlebury College
Admissions
  • Colorado
Recognition

Associate Editor, University of Colorado Law Review

Membership

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association