David is a Partner in Orrick's Hong Kong office and a member of the Corporate Group. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters, banking and finance projects for investment funds and their managers, and entertainment and media clients. He has advised a number of venture capital and direct investment clients with respect to their Asian investments.
Before joining Orrick, David served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1966-1970, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander (U.S.N.R.) and serving from 1969-1970 as a Special Assistant to Admiral E.R. Zumwalt, Commander of Naval Forces, Vietnam and later Chief of Naval Operations. From 1970-71, he served as Personal Assistant to Dr. Henry Kissinger, Assistant to the President for national security affairs. David worked for Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York from 1974-1976 before joining the Hong Kong office of Coudert Brothers in 1976. He became a Partner of Coudert in 1983 and has practiced in Hong Kong for 40 years.