Senior Partner (ret.)Allen & Overy
David was Allen &Overy's worldwide Senior Partner 2008-'16. Prior to that, he was the firm's worldwide Managing Partner (2003 - 2008). During the period of David’s leadership the firm has been transformed – doubling in size, more than doubling in profits and doubling in revenue, despite the post 2008 global economic downturn.
In 2012, David was listed as one of the 10 most influential lawyers in the UK by The Times newspaper. In 2013, he was recognized as one of The Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years by The American Lawyer. In 2015 he garnered the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers’ Special Achievement Award and was voted Senior Partner of the Year by Legal Week magazine.
He is a member of the Mayor of London's International Business Advisory Council. He founded and was first chairman of Prime – the legal profession’s national scheme to promote fair access to quality work experience.