David leverages his considerable experience in intellectual property, technology and commercial law to help clients develop and exploit ideas and technologies, negotiate effectively and mitigate risk.


David uses his engineering background and more than 20 years’ legal experience to counsel large and small companies in a wide variety of licensing and intellectual property matters, including complex commercial agreements, collaborative technology development initiatives, contract negotiations and enforcement. David regularly assists clients with their critical information technology infrastructure, services and software contracts, and provides guidance in the rapidly evolving field of data privacy, particularly in connection with Europe’s GDPR.  He also handles mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general and complex corporate law transactions across a wide array of industries.

Additionally, David uses his extensive commercial contracting experience to counsels clients in connection with supply, distribution and general commercial contract matters.


He served as outside counsel to a private investment firm developing cutting edge health care products and technologies.

He provided legal counsel to a leading global manufacturer of silicon wafers in connection with technology development and technology transfer agreements.

He served as outside counsel to a leading supplier of lawn and garden, home pest control products and personal insect repellents.

David provided legal counsel to leading suppliers of plastic packaging, sheet and rollstock materials in connection with product development, manufacturing and supply agreements.

He served as outside legal counsel to a global leader in the rental car industry on technology development, software licensing and telecom services.

He counseled a worldwide leader in the payments technology industry across a variety of practice areas in connection with technology development and licensing, and payment processing service offerings.

He served as outside legal counsel to numerous clients in connection with patent and technology licenses, joint development agreements and other technology transfer agreements.

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Speaking Engagements

"Representation and Warranty Insurance", M&A Boot Camp, Stinson LLP Webinar, September 2022 



Best Lawyers in America®, Biotechnology and Life Sciences Law, 2007-Present

Best Lawyers in America® Lawyers of the Year, Biotechnology and Life Sciences Law, 2014, 2019, 2021-2022

Best Lawyers in America® Lawyers of the Year, Information Technology Law, 2022

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts

Licensing Executives Society

The Missouri Bar


  • Missouri


Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997

  • Order of the Woolsack
  • Saint Louis University Law Journal, Deputy Managing Editor

Pepperdine University, MBA, 1988

University of Oklahoma, B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 1983

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