David E. Ahdoot joined the firm in September 2007 and since that time, his practice has focused on representing labor unions at the intersection of labor law with insolvency, bankruptcy and complex finance matters.
Specifically, Mr. Ahdoot assists in the representation of the film industry’s entertainment Guilds and their related Pension and Health Plans. He has participated in film industry bankruptcies, through which the Guilds and Plans have collected millions through payment on past due residuals, while also ensuring the continued post-bankruptcy payment of future residual obligations.
In resolving these issues, Mr. Ahdoot synthesizes elements of labor, bankruptcy, and entertainment law, the Uniform Commercial Code and the United States Copyright Act. His film industry work reflects a blend of creative and pragmatic analysis geared towards solving complex issues in order to increase collections for Guild-represented employees. Mr. Ahdoot is involved in the active enforcement of Guild contractual obligations that extend beyond insolvency and participated in both state and federal litigation matters, foreclosure sales, and various negotiations with industry employers.
Mr. Ahdoot also has advanced federal litigation on behalf of the trust funds in ensuring accurate reporting of residuals and fringe benefit contributions, in addition to other obligations due under the collective bargaining agreements and trust agreements. This litigation encompasses the cutting-edge issue of piercing through evasive employment models utilized by employers to avoid their payment obligations.
Mr. Ahdoot earned his degree at Loyola Law School and during his tenure there was awarded the prestigious Dean’s Scholarship Award in recognition of academic excellence. Mr. Ahdoot also was a member of the highly competitive Scott Moot Court Honors Board.