David Woll, a commercial trial lawyer, has extensive experience in a wide variety of areas, including securities, banking, bankruptcy, insurance, and government and internal investigations. He currently represents several clients in litigation involving residential mortgage-backed securities (“RMBS”), insurance coverage disputes and bankruptcy-related litigation. David has taught complex securities litigation at Brooklyn Law School and served on the Board of the Partnership for the Homeless. He was recently recognized as a “Litigator of the Week” by The Am Law Litigation Daily; was named “MVP” in Banking by Law360; and is recommended in Financial Services Litigation by The Legal 500 U.S.
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The Am Law Litigation Daily, "Litigator of the Week"
Law 360, "MVP" in Banking
The Legal 500 U.S.
Brooklyn Law School, 1987 J.D.
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York
- Hon. Stanley S. Brotman, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1987–1988
New York 1988
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York 1992
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit 2003
David J. Woll, a Partner in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s Litigation Department, is a commercial trial lawyer with extensive experience in a variety of areas, including securities, banking, bankruptcy, insurance, and governmental and internal investigations. He was recently recognized as a “Litigator of the Week” by The Am Law Litigation Daily for his RMBS victory in the New York Court of Appeals. In 2014 he was named “MVP” in Banking by Law360, and is recommended in Financial Services Litigation by The Legal 500 U.S.
David’s current representations include the defense of issuers and underwriter defendants including Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland, in numerous litigations involving federal and state statutory and common-law claims by private and governmental entities arising out of the issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities; JPMorgan Chase, in bankruptcy and district court proceedings in the District of Minnesota involving entities formerly affiliated with Thomas Petters; and a national insurer, in various coverage disputes arising out of asbestos-related claims.
Additional representative engagements include conducting an internal investigation for a major financial institution arising out of mortgage and appraisal practices; representing JPMorgan Chase in dozens of securities and other litigation arising out of the Enron bankruptcy; and representing an airport screening company in civil suits pending in the Southern District of New York arising out of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
David served as a Judicial Clerk from 1987 to 1988 for the Hon. Stanley S. Brotman in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He joined the Firm in 1988 and became a Partner in 1996. He is admitted to the New York Bar and in a number of federal trial and appellate courts. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Partnership for the Homeless. He also teaches a class in complex securities litigation at Brooklyn Law School.