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Mader, David S.

David S. Mader

Partner

  Biography

David Mader is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s New York office.  His practice focuses on high-stakes complex commercial disputes, and he has represented clients in litigation involving financial markets and instruments, corporate takeovers, energy and resource delivery contracts, and trade secret misappropriation.  David is also a member of the firm’s Appellate Practice, and has represented clients in appeals relating to environmental response and cleanup actions, oil and gas exploration, and other complex commercial matters. 

Prior to joining the firm, David served as a law clerk to then-Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and to Judge T.S. Ellis III of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  He received a Bachelor of Arts, with first class honours, from McGill University, and a J.D., with high honors, from the University of Texas, where he was an articles editor of the Law Review.

  Representative Clients

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Georgia-Pacific LP
  • Occidental Petroleum Corp.
  • Official Creditors’ Committee of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
  • Shell Oil Co.
  • VR Global Partners L.P.

  Notable Representations

  • Represented the Official Creditors Committee of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in litigation objecting to claims by Citibank and affiliates related to the valuation of nearly 30,000 derivatives following Lehman’s bankruptcy in September 2008.  After nearly five years of fact and expert discovery, multiple pre-trial motions, and 42 days of trial, the parties reached a settlement that will return $1.75 billion to Lehman’s creditors.
  • Currently representing the Official Creditors Committee of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in adversary proceedings against multiple major financial institutions related to the close-out and valuation of derivatives following the Lehman bankruptcy.
  • Obtained $75 million arbitration award, and dismissal of $60 million counterclaim, on behalf of Occidental Petroleum Corp. in a dispute relating to the construction and operation of a natural gas treatment plant.
  • Obtained unanimous affirmance of regulatory approvals granted to subsidiaries of Shell Oil Co. in connection with exploratory offshore drilling on the Alaskan Outer Continental Shelf.
  • Represented Allstate Insurance Co. in litigation against multiple major financial institutions in litigation relating to the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Represented VR Capital Partners L.P. in a lawsuit alleging fraud against Russian investment bank Trioka Dialogue related to an investment in a failed factoring company, obtaining a successful settlement.

  Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law
    (J.D., with High Honors, 2007)
    • Chancellors
    • Order of the Coif
    • Texas Law Review:
      • Articles Editor

  • McGill University
    (B.A., Honors, History, 2004)

  Admissions

The State Bar of New York; United States District Court: Southern District of New York

  Prior Associations

  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Dennis Jacobs:
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2008-2009

  • Law Clerk to the Hon. T.S. Ellis III:
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2007-2008

Publications and Lectures

  • "Wilbur’s Conundrum: Property in the DNA of Selectively Bred Animals," 86 Texas Law Review 191 (2007)