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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 Notable Gen X Leader by Crain’s Chicago Business in 2021. He has also been consistently selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers for both business and employment litigation for more than 10 years. In 2020, he was named a Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year by America's Top 100 LLC.

In May 2023, he received the Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service Award from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for his part in winning a case of national significance that went to the U.S. Supreme three times. In addition, based on a five-year-long corporate pro bono partnership David created with McDonald's Corporation and the National Immigrant Justice Center in 2016, Goldberg Kohn, McDonald's, the NIJC and Jenner & Block were awarded the 2021 CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award for their extensive efforts in representing asylum seekers to be granted asylum in the United States. To view the awards video, please click here.



  • University of Michigan School of Law, JD, 1993
    • cum laude
    • Louis Honigman Memorial Award Recipient
    • Raymond K. Dykma Scholarship Recipient
    • Scribes award for outstanding legal writing
  • Indiana University, B.A., 1990
    • Political Science, with honors
    • Wendle L. Wilkie Senior Thesis Award


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