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David Molton is a Partner in Brown Rudnick’s Litigation & Arbitration and Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Practice Groups and is the Chair of Cross-Border, Mass Tort, and Restructuring Litigation. David focuses his practice in complex financial, commercial and mass tort litigation matters in federal, state and bankruptcy courts in the United States, and he represents foreign liquidators, official committees of creditors, unofficial ad hoc committees of creditors and interested parties in financial fraud and mass tort related litigations and bankruptcies in the United States and in foreign jurisdictions. 

David is one of the nation’s leading bankruptcy attorney for claimants in mass-tort Chapter 11 matters. Over the past year, David led Brown Rudnick’s representation of government, institutional, and individual claimants in the “opioid-crisis” Chapter 11 cases, including Insys Therapeutics, Mallinckrodt, and Purdue Pharma. He is acting as lead counsel for thousands of sexual assault victims in the Boys Scouts of America Chapter 11 case. He regularly serves as the primary counsel for victims’ trusts formed and funded under plans of reorganization, such as the USD 13.5 billion trust created in the PG&E Chapter 11 case and the Takata Airbag Defect DOJ Restitution Fund and the Takata Victim Compensation Fund. 

David also is a leading Bankruptcy Code Chapter 15 cross-border specialist, and has represented since 2009 the Liquidators of the BVI based Fairfield Funds, the largest feeder fund into Madoff. In that representation, David has obtained cutting edge court decisions regarding the implementation and use of Chapter 15 to assist foreign insolvency proceedings. 

David is a Fellow of INSOL International, a world-wide federation of national associations for lawyers, accountants and other professionals who specialize in financial fraud, asset tracing and recovery and insolvency in domestic and cross-border cases. 

After graduating from New York University School of Law, David clerked for the Honorable J. Edward Lumbard of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Earlier in his career, David served as an Assistant District Attorney in and for the Office of the District Attorney for New York County, where he was assigned to the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York under the Honorable Sterling Johnson, Jr. As a prosecutor, David supervised joint federal/state law enforcement task force teams and investigations for the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, and he prosecuted cases involving (i) racketeering enterprises and organized crime narcotics conspiracies and distribution networks, and (ii) efforts to locate, seize and effectuate the forfeiture of proceeds and assets connected to those criminal activities both in the United States and abroad. 


Updated Sep 2021