David is a member of Butler Snow’s business department and practices within the Finance, Real Estate and Restructuring Group. ​

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Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1978
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Louisiana: Eastern, Middle, Western
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Admitted pro hac vice in federal courts in many states

Civic Involvement

  • LSU Law Center, teaching an upper level seminar on Chapter 11 reorganizations, 1989-2011
    • Adjunct Professor
  • Century Club of the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation
    • Member
  • Congregation B’nai Israel of Baton Rouge
    • Former President
  • Greater Baton Rouge Jewish Federation
    • Former Board Member


  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law, American Bankruptcy Board of Certification and the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Appointed mediator and special master by state and federal courts
  • Expert witness testimony in bankruptcy and attorney fee dispute matters
  • American Bar Association House of Delegates, 1986-1997
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Louisiana, 2010-2021
  • Super Lawyers®
    • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Creditor Debtor Rights, 2007-2022
  • More...

Education & Honors

  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 1978
    • Order of the Coif
    • Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Louisiana Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1974


  • Appointed Chapter 11 Trustee by U.S. Trustee
  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring cases
    • Cajun Electric Power Cooperative (W.D. La.)
    • Entergy New Orleans, Inc. (E.D. La.)
    • Hollywood Casino, Inc. (W.D. La.)
    • Grand Palais and Crescent City Riverboat Casinos (E.D. La.)
    • United Companies Financial Corporation (D. Del.)
    • Borden Chemicals Co. (D. Del.)
    • Continental Airlines, Inc. (S.D. Tx.)
    • Exco Refining, Inc. (N.D. Tx.)
    • Rooster Energy, LLC (W.D. La.)
    • Pilgrims Pride Corp. (N.D. Tx.
    • Good Hope Refinery (W.D. Ma.)
    • Bruno’s Supermarkets (S.D. Al.)
    • Orion Refining Corp. (D. Del.)
  • David has represented banks and lenders in a wide variety of matters, including loan disputes, collections, seizures, injunctive relief, shareholder oppression actions, and defensive actions

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Spoken at or chaired seminars since 1979 on bankruptcy, commercial, and technology law (and including topics on professionalism and ethics) and related matters sponsored by bar associations, honorary law membership organizations, law schools, civic and business groups, banks, governmental entities and associations, and private groups