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David Morrison

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David Morrison is a principal in the firm's Litigation Group and serves as the firm's Administrative Partner.  He is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer, having litigated bankruptcy-related, commercial, and employment cases on behalf of public and private companies in every region of the country.  David was named a 2020 Chicago Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year.  David also served as a Special Assistant State's Attorney in a case of national significance addressing the power of the federal government's Executive Branch relating to the nation's immigration laws, specifically how the term "public charge" is to be applied to green card applicants.  The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the Court's ruling drew a dissent from Justice Sotomayor that garnered front page attention in the national media.  Based on a five-year-long, pro bono partnership David created, Goldberg Kohn was awarded the 2021 CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award for their extensive efforts in representing asylum seekers to be granted asylum in the U.S. 

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  • University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, 1993
  • - Louis Honigman Memorial Award Recipient
  • - Raymond K. Dykma Scholarship Recipient
  • - Scribes award for outstanding legal writing
  • Indiana University, B.A. in political science, with honors, 1990
  • - Wendle L. Wilkie Senior Thesis Award

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • New York
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

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