Brown Rudnick

Speaker Bio

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. In addition to complex financial and cross-border matters in federal, state, and bankruptcy Courts in the U.S., David focuses his practice on representing victims and plaintiffs' leadership in official and ad hoc committees in bankruptcy cases filed by tortfeasors or their affiliates or in insolvency situations outside of bankruptcy. David's recent engagements include representing victims and plaintiffs' leadership on official and ad hoc committee roles or outside of bankruptcy in JUUL Labs, 3M/Aearo, J&J/LTL, PG&E, Boy Scouts of America, Purdue Pharma, Mallinckrodt, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Insys and Takata.

David is ranked in Chambers USA and The Legal 500 where he has been specifically recognized for his “œstrength in mass tort Chapter 11 proceedings.” In the Chambers 2022 guide, client have made the following comments: “David is an excellent lawyer capable of navigating very difficult and complex situations.” “œHe is an awesome talent; strategically, commercially and legally very astute.” “œHe's a superb strategist and a brilliant negotiator.” In Benchmark Litigation, David is commended as “œa true trial lawyer” and “œa 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.