Jenner & Block

David M. Greenwald is a litigator in Jenner & Block’s Chicago office.  Clients seek his counsel in high-stakes, complex disputes relating to commercial matters, cross border disputes, insurance and reinsurance coverage, structured finance, bankruptcy, internal investigations, and government contracts, among other areas.  Mr. Greenwald has extensive first chair trial experience, having tried more than 15 cases in federal and state courts throughout the country. In addition to his accomplished trial practice, he regularly represents clients in domestic and international arbitrations, appeals, internal investigations, and global compliance reviews.

Mr. Greenwald is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.  He is the editor of Jenner & Block’s  Attorney-Client Privilege Update online resource center and its Protecting Confidential Legal Information handbook, and he is co-editor of Testimonial Privileges, published by Thomson Reuters and co-editor of the Second Edition of Privilege and Confidentiality: An International Handbook, published by Bloomsbury Professional for the International Bar Association. Mr. Greenwald is a frequent speaker on topics relating to cross border discovery, privilege, ethics, e-discovery, and insurance and reinsurance.  He is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation, Insurance Recovery and Counseling, International Arbitration, and Bankruptcy Practices.

Mr. Greenwald maintains an active pro bono practice.  He has represented indigent criminal defendants, including serving as trial counsel in a death penalty case. He has also handled a wide variety of other pro bono matters relating to civil rights, parental rights, asylum proceedings, and other matters.  He has provided leadership to a variety of community organizations, including serving for seven years as president of Mwangaza, Inc., a non-profit corporation that supports health-related projects for physically disabled children in Tanzania.  Mr. Greenwald  served on the board of the Grant Park Orchestral Association from 2009 to 2013.  He is currently serving on the board of The Few Initiative For Children.  He has been an active member in the American Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (ICLC) and the International Bar Association’s Litigation, Insurance, and Arbitration Committees.