David Dean is the head of the firm’s Wilmington, Delaware Office and Deputy Co-Chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring Department. David focuses in the areas of complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring and litigation.
David regularly serves as lead counsel to debtors, official committees of unsecured creditors, and other major parties in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. In these roles, David utilizes a unique combination of substantive bankruptcy knowledge and, when appropriate, superior litigation and trial skills allowing him to lead any type of bankruptcy matter with the utmost efficiency and effectiveness. He has represented clients in a variety of industries including retail, health care, oil and gas, technology, manufacturing, real estate, advertising, and events and entertainment.
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David is also an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, where he is a member of the advisory board for the organization’s yearly Mid-Atlantic conference. David gives back to the community through his pro bono representations in which he assists individuals in navigating through difficult legal matters.
David is regularly recognized for his work by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America. He was previously named a rising star by Super Lawyers and was named in M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40 Legal Advisors.” See Award Methodology.
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American Bankruptcy Institute May 2019G. David Dean
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American Bankruptcy Institute October 2014G. David Dean
American Bankruptcy Institute August 2012G. David Dean
American Bankruptcy Institute This article was selected for inclusion in ABI's newest book, Best of ABI 2011: The Year in Business Bankruptcy. June 2010G. David Dean and Norman L. Pernick
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