David McLean 2017-07-11T11:48:07+00:00
Charlie Morris Senior Investment Officer

David McLean
Member of the Investment Advisory Panel

David was a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. David has broad experience in complex commercial litigation. His particular areas of focus include securities, professional liability, internal investigations and complex business disputes, both domestic and international, and he has handled numerous commercial, real estate, securities, banking, employment and corporate control litigations. David has tried approximately 20 cases in federal and state courts and in arbitration, for clients in such diverse industries as finance, pharmaceutical, banking, real estate, insurance, retail, oil and gas, healthcare, aerospace, marine manufacturing, construction, defence and leisure services.

David served on the ABA’s Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution section. He is a Co-chair of the Advisory Council of the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution.

Named a “key individual” by Chambers USA 2013, David is “fêted for his work in complex commercial litigation.” He has received additional countless accolades including being recognised as a leading litigator by Chambers USA for each of the past seven years and Euromoney Benchmark Litigation for 2008, 2009 and 2010. More recently, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ named Mr. McLean a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment.”

David is co-author of the chapter on arbitration in the treatise Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts (4th edition, 2015).

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“I would strongly recommend Woodsford – the team is made up of very experienced litigators who have practised at top firms who understand the cases and the strategy behind them, and they are always on hand and responsive as needed if we want their input.”

Ben Summerfield,
Partner, Reed Smith (London)

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“We have had the privilege of working with Woodsford over many years. We have seen first-hand the resources and the resolve they bring to the equation which, when combined with a strong claim, a determined client, and a formidable legal team, can make the difference between justice delivered or denied.”

Eric L. Lewis, Senior partner
Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss (New York)

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“The entire working relationship and experience has been not only a pleasure from the outset but also a master class in professionalism.”

Damian James
Partner, Collas Crill (Jersey)

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“Clients and counsel want funders with established track records of funding cases through to completion; ample resources to handle the expense of litigation; the fortitude to weather the uncertainties that are an inevitable feature of litigation; the ability to make funding decisions without inordinate delay; and the ability to offer sound advice along the way, while still respecting the autonomy of the client and the ethical duties of the lawyer to his or her client.”

Eric L. Lewis, Senior partner
Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss (New York)

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