Location:

St. Louis, Missouri

Phone:

314-241-4844
800-678-9529

 

Email:

dsprong@koreintillery.com

Mr. Sprong received his law degree from Wake Forest University in 1989. Mr. Sprong began his career as an attorney with Armstrong Teasdale, LLP where he practiced until joining Korein Tillery’s predecessor firm in 1997 and rose to partner in 2001. Mr. Sprong concentrates his work in various class actions, primarily in ERISA claims filed in federal courts throughout the United States including Williams v. Rohm & Haas Pension Plan, 497 F.3d 710 (7th Cir. 2007); Cooper v. The IBM Pers. Pension Plan, 2005 WL 1981501, 35 Employee Benefits Cas. 2488 (S.D. Ill. 2005); Berger v. Xerox Retirement Income Guar. Plan, 231 F.Supp.2d 804 (S.D.Ill. Sep. 30, 2002), aff’d 338 F.3d 755 (7th Cir. Aug. 1, 2003); and Esden v. Bk. of Boston, 229 F.3d 154 (2nd Cir. 2000). In the last eight years, Mr. Sprong has acted as court-appointed counsel in numerous pension fund class actions, recovering over $1 billion in judgments and settlements on behalf of retirees and employees.

Assistant: Leann Eckhardt

Areas of Practice
  • ERISA
  • Securities Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Antitrust
  • Whistleblower / Qui Tam
  • Environmental Law
  • Unfair Competition
  • Consumer Protection
Bar Admissions
  • Missouri, 1989
  • Illinois, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2003
Education
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. – 1989
  • Vanderbilt University
    • B.A.
Representative Cases
Past Employment Positions
  • Korein Tillery, LLC, Partner, 2003 – 2013
  • Korein Tillery, Member, 2001 – 2003
  • Korein Tillery, Attorney, 1997 – 2001
  • Armstrong Teasdale, Attorney, 1989 – 1997