David is both a Colorado attorney and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He is the former Vice Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, a member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Senior Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America.
David’s practice includes international arbitration under ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL, and other rules, international litigation in U.S. and foreign courts, and U.S. domestic federal and state court litigation. Overall, he has handled more than 200 cross-border matters, involving parties in 30 countries. Named Best Lawyers in America’s 2021 Denver Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, he also has been listed in Expert Guides’ Best of the Best Global and Best of Best USA (Commercial Arbitration), Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration, The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration, Colorado Super Lawyers (Business Litigation), and 5280 (The Denver Magazine) Top Lawyers (International). As a trial lawyer, he won what was then reported to be Colorado’s largest jury verdict ($125.5 million).
David has served as an arbitrator (chair, panelist, sole arbitrator, and emergency arbitrator) 45 times in U.S. and international disputes, including cases under ICC, ICDR, AAA, and other rules. He is a member of the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Arbitrators (including Large Complex Case and Mergers and Acquisitions and Joint Venture Panels), the ICDR Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, and the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield List of Arbitrators.
Both as an advocate and arbitrator, his cases usually concern complex disputes over breaches of contracts, breaches of representations and warranties, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, sales of goods, corporations, partnerships, securities, corporate governance, shareholder rights, accounting, business torts, intellectual property, online identity, and employment. Cases have involved diverse industries, such as manufacturing, distribution, oil and gas, oilfield services, renewable energy, e-commerce, credit card and electronic payment processing, broadband telecommunications, satellite launch services, and technology, among others.