David J. Woll

David J. Woll, a Partner in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s Litigation Department, is a commercial trial lawyer with extensive experience in a variety of areas, including securities, banking, bankruptcy, insurance, and governmental and internal investigations.

David’s current representations include the defense of issuers and underwriter defendants including Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland, in numerous litigations involving federal and state statutory and common-law claims by private and governmental entities arising out of the issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities; JPMorgan Chase, in bankruptcy and district court proceedings in the District of Minnesota involving entities formerly affiliated with Thomas Petters; and a national insurer, in various coverage disputes arising out of asbestos-related claims.

Additional representative engagements include conducting an internal investigation for a major financial institution arising out of mortgage and appraisal practices; representing JPMorgan Chase in dozens of securities and other litigation arising out of the Enron bankruptcy; and representing an airport screening company in civil suits pending in the Southern District of New York arising out of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

David served as a Judicial Clerk from 1987 to 1988 for the Hon. Stanley S. Brotman in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He joined the Firm in 1988 and became a Partner in 1996. He is admitted to the New York Bar and in a number of federal trial and appellate courts. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Partnership for the Homeless. He also teaches a class in complex securities litigation at Brooklyn Law School.

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Areas of Practice 1) Insurance and Reinsurance, 2) Bankruptcy Litigation, 3) Securities Litigation, 4) Product Liability and Mass Tort, 5) Complex Commercial Litigation and 6) Litigation
Law School Brooklyn Law School, (J.D.1987)
Most recent firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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