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Litigation Star


New York

Practice area:

International arbitration

David is a partner in Freshfields’ dispute resolution practice, based in New York. David represents clients in complex commercial disputes, criminal and civil fraud actions, and bankruptcy litigation, often when these disputes involve cross-border issues. David’s practice spans a broad range of substantive areas, including breach of contract and business tort disputes, arbitration-related litigation, antitrust, bankruptcy, intellectual property and securities claims. He has represented clients in all aspects of litigation, from initial investigations through jury trials. 

In addition to his ranking by Benchmark Litigation as a “Litigation Star” for Commercial Litigation, David is recognized by Chambers as “Up and Coming” for Commercial Litigation, and as a “Rising Star” for Commercial Litigation by The Legal 500. 

David’s recent representations include: 

  • DAZN Ltd. in a US $270 million tortious interference dispute against professional boxer Canelo Alvarez, relating to a licensing agreement 
  • Affiliates of Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron and Equinor in seeking confirmation of multi-billion dollar arbitral awards rendered against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation 
  • London Stock Exchange and affiliates in defending against a $500 million dollar trade secret misappropriation claim 
  • Odyssey Investment Management in a US $100 million dispute with the family office of a Russian high net worth individual and Luxembourg’s leading asset manager 
  • Tensyr Ltd., a structured investment vehicle, in clawback litigation brought by the Madoff bankruptcy trustee, which raises novel issues concerning the complex interrelation of bankruptcy and securities laws 
  • Various industry organizations including the US Chamber of Commerce, National Foreign Trade Council, International Institute of Bankers, Structured Finance Association and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association in submitting amicus briefs on various cross-border commercial litigation issues to the United States Supreme Courts, Circuit Courts of Appeal and the New York Court of Appeals 


Updated Sep 2021