David S. Heller


Current Position

Latham & Watkins LLP
330 N. Wabash
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60611

Tel: 312-876-7670
Fax: 312-993-9767

Class: XXII (2011)Circuit: Seventh


Northwestern University, B.A. (1974)
Georgetown University, J.D. (1978)

Professional Career

Global Chair, Finance Department and Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP (1997-)
Finance Department Chair and Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP (1993-97)
Principal, Goldberg Kohn Ltd. (1981-93)
Associate, Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP (1978-81)


"Shifting Leverage in Chapter 11 Under BAPCPA: Who's in Charge Now?" Materials presented in connection with presentation to National College of Bankruptcy Judges 2006 Co-author
"International Insolvency Proceedings Involving Assets in the U.S.," Materials presented in connection with presentation to Stetson University College of Law 2005 Co-author
"DIP Lending: Opportunity Lost or Already Taken?" ABF Journal Xander Media Group 2003 Co-author
"Dealing with Employee Issues in a Bankruptcy Situation," Workouts & Turnarounds II, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999 Co-author
"Covering Your Assets With Respect to Lender Liability," Materials presented in connection with presentation to National Commercial Finance Association Midwestern Committee on Education 1986 Co-author


Best Lawyers: The Worlds Premier Guide, Listed in The Best Lawyers in America-Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law (2011)
SuperLawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, SuperLawyer, Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights (2010)
Listed in IFLR 1000 Guide's Leading Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer (2009)
Listed in PLC: Which Lawyer? Highly Recommended Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioner (2009)
Listed in Euromoney Legal Media Group's World's Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyers (2003)
Listed in Turnarounds & Workouts' Top Twelve Outstanding Bankruptcy Attorneys (2000,06)
Listed in Turnarounds & Workouts' Top Ten Bankruptcy Attorneys in the Country (1997)
Chambers Global, regularly identified as one of the Leading Bankruptcy/Restructuring Lawyers in the USA
Chambers USA The Client's Guide, regularly identified as one of America's Leading Lawyers for Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Leading Lawyers Network, Leading Lawyer, Bankruptcy & Workout Law
Listed in Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers