David Comerford

Senior Director
Office: Philadelphia, Washington D.C., New York
Phone: 215-720-0704

School: Rutgers University School Of Law, J.D.

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David Comerford draws on his 28 years of Big Law experience, deep market knowledge, extensive network, and trusted judgment to help partners, associates and law firms find their next great opportunity.

During his 22 years at Akin Gump, David served in many leadership roles, including as a member of Akin Gump’s Partner Admissions Committee, Co-chair of Litigation, member of the Litigation Steering Committee, and Partner in Charge of the Philadelphia office. In those roles, David vetted hundreds of partner candidates, analyzed strategic and firm culture fit, and helped integrate lateral partners at the firm, practice and office levels.

As a high stakes commercial litigator, David helped all types of businesses and individuals solve complex problems and protect their brands and assets. David’s many recognitions include The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for securities litigation, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and the Irish Legal 100.

David graduated with a B.A. in history from the University of Virginia, and a J.D. with honors from Rutgers University School of Law.