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David, partner in the litigation practice group, focuses his practice on representing corporate policyholders in resolving disputes concerning coverage under general liability, property, directors and officers, professional liability, and cyberliability insurance - among other types of coverage - by way of litigation, mediation, and arbitration. David also has experience advising policyholders during policy placements and renewals, as well as during commercial transactions with respect to fulfillment of insurance requirements and negotiation of the same.


  • University of Illinois College of Law, 2013, 法学博士, Cum Laude, University of Illinois Law Review - Topics Editor 2012 - 2013
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010, 学士,

    Bronze Table Scholar, James Scholar

  • 伊利诺伊州

  • 美国威斯康辛州东部地区法院
  • 联邦地区法院-伊利诺伊州北区
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit

  • University of Illinois Chicago College of Law – Adjunct Professor – Lawyering Skills Department
  • Equality Illinois – Capital Club Member
  • Lawyers for the Creative Arts – Associate Board Member
  • American Bar Association – Member, Young Lawyer’s Section, Business Litigation Section


  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Insurance Coverage, 2016-2023

Notable Quotes

  • 8 February 2023, "Insurers Say Cyberattack That Hit Merck Was Warlike Act, Not Covered", Wall Street Journal
  • 22 November 2022, "5 Cyberinsurance Developments To Be Thankful For", Law360 Insurance Authority
  • 14 November 2017, "Wave of Biometric Privacy Class Actions Builds; Employers Urged to Review Procedures, Insurance Coverage", Cook County Record