David Molton is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation & Arbitration and Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Practice Groups and is the chair of Cross-Border, Mass Tort, and Restructuring Litigation.
David focuses his practice in complex financial, commercial and mass tort litigation matters in federal, state and bankruptcy courts in the United States, and he represents foreign liquidators, official committees of creditors, unofficial ad hoc committees of creditors and interested parties in financial fraud and mass tort related litigations and bankruptcies in the United States and in foreign jurisdictions. In Benchmark Litigation, David is commended as “a true trial lawyer” and “a strategic thinker who plays the long game and doesn’t get bogged down in the short-game issues.”
David is a fellow of INSOL International, a world-wide federation of national associations for lawyers, accountants and other professionals who specialize in financial fraud, asset tracing and recovery and insolvency in domestic and cross-border cases.
After graduating from New York University School of Law, David clerked for the Honorable J. Edward Lumbard of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Earlier in his career, David served as an assistant district attorney in and for the Office of the District Attorney for New York County, where he was assigned to the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York under the Honorable Sterling Johnson, Jr. As a prosecutor, David supervised joint federal/state law enforcement task force teams and investigations for the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force and the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, and he prosecuted cases involving (i) racketeering enterprises and organized crime narcotics conspiracies and distribution networks, and (ii) efforts to locate, seize and effectuate the forfeiture of proceeds and assets connected to those criminal activities both in the United States and abroad.