David represents professional liability insurers in coverage matters before state and federal courts across the country. Chambers USA regularly rates David in its top-tier of Washington, DC insurance attorneys, calling him a “great strategist and negotiator,” noting he is a “very practical lawyer, who focuses on getting a good result” (2016) and is “very easy to work with, very responsive and experienced, and knowledgeable of the topic and people” (2017).


Representative Matters

  • Serves as coverage and monitoring counsel in connection with a variety of professional liability policies, including directors and officers liability, banking, cyber, mutual fund, investment adviser, and fidelity bond policies.
  • Represents insurers' interests in connection with resolution of complex securities claims through litigation and alternative dispute resolution procedures.
  • Counsel insurers on coverage issues and handling of first-party and third-party claims under cyber policies.
  • Represents insurers on representations and warranties policies.

Professional Experience

  • Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section (1997-2001)
    • Successfully litigated cases under CERCLA, the Clear Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and other environmental laws


  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)


  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America directory for Insurance Law (2023)
  • Listed by Chambers USA as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Insurance: Insurer (2007-2023)
  • Named one of DC's "Super Lawyers" for Insurance Coverage by Super Lawyers magazine (2011-2020)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 US in Insurance Law (2018-2022)
  • U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General's Award (1999)



J.D., Yale Law School

B.A., Cornell University

Law Journals

Executive Editor, The Yale Law Journal


  • Law Clerk for the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1992-1993)

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland Bar

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