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David L. Belt graduated from Yale University, magna cum laude, in 1965, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Omnicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor scociety for economics. Between 1965 and 1967, he served in the United States Army as a military intelligence officer, including a tour of duty in Vietnam between 1966 and 1967, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Achievement. After his Army service,he attended the Yale Law School, from which he graduated in 1970.


Mr. Belt represents clients in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, including antitrust, unfair trade practices (CUTPA), business torts, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, trade names and trade dress, closely held business and professional practice breakups, civil RICO, securities fraud, wrongful discharge from employment, employment discrimination, and other complex civil disputes.  He has been appointed by ther Court as a Special Master to hear discovery disputes in complex civil cases in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.


Mr. Belt has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Commercial Litigation since 2003 and Antitrust Litigation since 2006; in Chambers U.S.A.:America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a "leading lawyer" in Connecticut General Commercial Litigation since 2003 and in Band 1 in that category since 2007; in Benchmark: Litigation as a "local litigation star" since 2009; and has been listed in the annual Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers list in the area of Business Litigation since 2006.  In 2008, he was names a "Top 50 Attorney" in the Connecticut Magazine Super Lawyers list. Mr. Belt is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal abilities.


Mr. Belt is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he has taught anitrust law since 2004 and has taught antitrust and trade regulation law at the University of Connecticut School of Law.  He is the Senior Topic Editor for Antitrust and Trade Regulation of the Connecticut Bar Journal.


Mr. Belt is the co-author of Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices, Business Torts and Antitrust, Vol. 12 of the Connecticut Practice Series published by West and the author of Should the FTC's Current Criteria for Determining Unfair Acts or Practices Be Applied to Little FTC Acts?, published in The Antirust Source, Feb. 2010; Unresolved Issues Under the Unfair Trade Practicies Act, published in the Connecticut Bar Journal in 2008; The Standard for Determining "Unfair Acts or Practices" Under State Unfair Trade Practices Acts, published in the Connecticut Bar Journal in 2006; the chapter on Unfair Trade Practices published in the Connecticut Lawyers Deskbook (CBA, 3rd ed. 2008); Private Actions Under the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, published in the Connecticit Bar Journal in 1990, and The Connecticut Anti-Trust Act: A Guide to Interpretation, published in the Connecticut Bar Journal in 1980.  He was also a contributing author to Consumer Protection Law Developments, published by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law in 2009.  


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 60%
  2. Antitrust: 25%
  3. Appeals: 10%
  4. Employment: 5%

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Hurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg & Knuff.LLC

147 North Broad Street
Milford, CT, 06460


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 50 AttorneyConnecticut Super Lawyers2008
Best Lawyers in Commercial and Antitrust LitigationBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Leading Lawyer in General Commercial LitigationChambers USAN/A
Local Litigation StarBenchmark: LitigationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberHurwitz, Sagarin, Slossberg & Knuff, LLC2011 - Present
MemberJacobs, Grudberg, Belt, Dow & Katz P.C.1970 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Bar FoundationLife Fellow1996 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationAntitrust and Trade Regulation Section Executive Committee1985 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember, Litigation Section1980 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember, Federal Practice Section1980 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1970 - Present
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Federal Bar CouncilMemberN/A
New Haven County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Antitrust Law and Litigation SectionsMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Vol. 12 of Conn. Practice Series (West)Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices, Business Torts and Antitrust2012
The Antitrust Source, Feb. 2010Should the FTC's Current Criteria for Determining "Unfair Acts or Practices" Be Applied to Little FTC Acts?2010
Unfair Trade Practices, Connecticut Lawyers' DeskbookUnfair Trade Practices, Connecticut Lawyers' Deskbook2008
Connecticut BarJournal, 82 Conn. B.J. 389Unresolved Issues Under the Connecticut Unfair Trade Pracrices Act2008
Coeecticut Lawyers Deskbook (CBA)Unfair Trade Practices2008
Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 80, No. 3The Standard for Determining "Unfair Acts or Practices", Under State Unfair Trace Practice Acts2006
Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 64, Special IssuePrivate Actions Under the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act1990
Connecticut Bar Journal, Vol. 54, No. 5The Connecticut Anti-Trust Act: A Guide to Interpretation1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1970
Yale UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1965
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Conn. Bar Assn. Annual MeetingCutting Edge Issues Under CUTPA and the Connecticut Antitrust Act: What Every Litigator Needs to know2012
In-House Consel SeminarUnfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Litigation: The Perils and Opportunites2010
Conn. Bar Assn. Annual MeetingCurrent Issues Under the Connecticut Unfair trade Practices Act2010