Eckert Seamans Mourns David J. Federline

January 2, 2022

With profound sadness, Eckert Seamans announces the death of David J. Federline, the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. He passed away on December 31, 2021, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

“Dave was a man of impeccable integrity, kindness, and character, whose leadership left an indelible mark on Eckert Seamans,” said firm CEO Timothy Q. Hudak. “Eckert Seamans has lost a dear friend, gifted colleague, and treasured member of our team.”

“On behalf of Eckert Seamans, we extend our heartfelt sympathies to Dave’s family, who meant the world to him, and all those at the firm who loved him like family,” Hudak added.

In 2000, David joined Eckert Seamans as CFO and was instrumental in formulating and implementing policies and procedures that have driven the firm’s long-term financial success and stability. As the chief financial steward, his role involved maintaining the firm’s accounting system, budgets, research and analytics, tax, and other financial matters. As a senior executive with significant financial management experience in the legal services industry, David was exceptionally knowledgeable in performance metrics, cost accounting analyses, tax compliance, and profitability analyses. Before joining Eckert Seamans, for more than ten years, he served as the controller of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (now K&L Gates), in accounting roles with Maxicare/HealthAmerica Corp. and Beckwith Machinery Co., and as a staff accountant with Price Waterhouse LLP. David’s financial stewardship and outstanding professional acumen earned him the 2016 Pittsburgh Business Times CFO of the Year Award and inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award.

David earned his B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Saint Vincent College in 1983. Driven to serve through his Catholic faith, David was an active member of Mother of Sorrows Church for over 45 years, as well as the Manordale Valley Council 4226 of the Knights of Columbus.

David is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Raissa Federline, children Michael (Emily) Federline, John (Marissa) Federline, Nicholas Federline, Catherine Federline, and Mary Grace Federline, and grandchildren, Eleanor and Vincent Federline. He is also survived by a sister, Margaret (Dr. Robert) Reilly, two brothers, Richard Federline and Robert (Vicki) Federline, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He is preceded in death by parents James J. and Alice V. Hannon Federline, siblings Jeanette Brinkos, Father Thomas A. Federline, and James P. Federline.

Family, friends, and colleagues knew David as a strong, faithful, kind, generous, and humorous man who cared as much about finding purpose and joy in life as he did about personal and professional growth. He will be dearly missed by all of those who had the privilege of knowing him.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus in David’s name.

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