David B. Hennes

David is a partner and co-chair of the firm’s corporate and shareholder litigation practice, resident in Ropes & Gray’s New York office. David has 20 years of experience litigating a broad array of corporate disputes, with an emphasis on complex corporate litigation, securities cases, corporate-control disputes, and enforcement litigation. He frequently handles complicated federal securities class actions and state law derivative actions, and advises Boards and Board Committees (including Special Litigation Committees) on their responses to these litigations. He regularly represents buyers, sellers, and financial advisors in all forms of litigation arising out of transactional matters, including breach of duty litigation, breach of contract and business tort cases, and post-closing disputes. David has represented corporate and individual clients in all aspects of these matters at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts throughout the United States, as well as in non-public SEC, FINRA and state securities investigations.

David has been consistently recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in General Commercial Litigation, praising him “for his ability to handle a wide range of corporate and white-collar criminal litigation” and is described as having a “great ability to argue and convince regulators of his position.” Legal 500 calls him a “first-rate litigator” and “solution-oriented.” David is also recognized by Benchmark: Litigation as a New York Litigation Star.

Good to know

Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Commercial Litigation, 3) Securities & Shareholder Litigation and 4) Securities & Futures Enforcement
Law School University of Pennsylvania Law School, Penn Law (J.D.,1995)
Education University of Michigan (B.A.,1991)
Bar Member / Association New Jersey State Bar Association,New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Ropes & Gray LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidbhennes
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