Hirschler is pleased to announce the addition of David I. Swan as a Tysons-based partner in the firm’s bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights practice group. David’s arrival bolsters Hirschler’s presence in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and expands the firm’s bankruptcy practice to include a total of four Chambers-ranked lawyers in Virginia. David brings more than 25 years of experience counseling parties in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings and litigation. Prior to joining Hirschler, David was a partner in McGuireWoods’ Tysons office.
“David joins Hirschler’s distinguished bankruptcy and restructuring team at a critical time—a time when many businesses are facing an uncertain future,” said Courtney Paulk, president of Hirschler. “The addition of high-caliber talent like David reflects our desire to serve clients with a deep bench, when and where they need us.”
David represents Chapter 11 bankruptcy debtors and creditors’ committees, as well as large and small businesses in out-of-court workouts. He also guides sellers, buyers and other parties in asset sales under the Bankruptcy Code, as well as landlords, tenants and other parties to executory contracts related to assumption and rejection issues. In addition, David provides comprehensive defense counsel to businesses in Chapter 5 proceedings and other bankruptcy litigation.
“Hirschler’s highly regarded bankruptcy team and strong value proposition make the firm a perfect fit for my clients and my practice,” David said. “I am grateful for the lasting relationships I developed in nearly 20 years with my former firm and look forward to maintaining those friendships as I begin this next chapter.”
In addition to his work in Virginia, David is licensed to practice in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He has been recognized among the Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business in Virginia’s Bankruptcy/Restructuring category each year since 2015. He has also been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in the Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights and Insolvency and the Reorganization Law categories annually since 2013. He is an active member with the American Bankruptcy Institute and frequent speaker on various topics related to the Bankruptcy Code and the Universal Commercial Code.
David earned his undergraduate degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Kristen M. Chatterton