David is an experienced advocate in complex domestic and international commercial disputes. For more than a decade, he has represented corporate and foreign government clients in high-stakes matters in federal courts across the US and in international commercial and foreign investment arbitrations in the US and abroad. David draws on his extensive dispute-resolution experience to advise clients on structuring local and cross-border transactions with an eye to avoiding and mitigating disputes.
David has acted for clients such as Petrobras, Kingdom of Thailand, Ruler of Dubai, Telewizja Polska, Afghanistan, Pfizer, PPG, Irving Shipbuilding, Troy University, Sultanate of Oman, Stolt Tank Containers, Citizens Bank, W.P. Carey, Nitrochem, and AIG.
David is Senior Editor of the Cannabis Law Digest and is a member of the National Cannabis Bar Association and the NY Cannabis Bar Association. David diligently studies the rapidly-evolving US cannabis political, legal, and business landscape, after investing in Canada in 2016. He has built relationships leading US cannabis industry executives, professionals, financiers, and service providers.
David is the author of the whitepaper "The Green Regulatory Arbitrage: A Case for Investing in US Multi-State Vertically-Integrated Cannabis Companies."
David is an avid road cyclist and a private pilot.
U.S. District Court SDNY
U.S. District Court EDNY
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2d Cir.
United States Supreme Court