David Wilson is a member of Sherman & Howard LLC in Denver, Colorado, USA, where he leads the firm's international arbitration group. His practice focuses on preventing, solving, and (as arbitrator) adjudicating business disputes in the US and abroad. He is both a Colorado attorney and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
David is the former Vice Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, and served as co-chair of the Commission's Task Force on the Use of Information Technology in International Arbitration and the Task Force on Expertise. He chairs the USCIB (ICC USA) Arbitration Committee's Rocky Mountain Subcommittee. He is a member of the American Law Institute, a senior fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (where he serves on the North American Branch's Executive Committee), and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
He has served as counsel, tribunal chair, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator, and emergency arbitrator in dozens of arbitrations, including matters under ICC, ICDR, AAA, UNCITRAL, BCICAC, CIArb, and other rules.. Overall, also considering his non-arbitration work, he has handled more than 200 cross-border matters, involving parties in approximately 30 countries. He is a member of the ICDR Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators, the American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Arbitrators (including the Large Complex Case and Mergers and Acquisitions and Joint Ventures Panels), and the EU-US Privacy Shield List of Arbitrators.
Named Best Lawyers in America's 2021 Denver Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, his cases usually concern complex disputes over breaches of contracts, breaches of representations and warranties, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, sales of goods, corporations, partnerships, securities, corporate governance, shareholder rights, accounting, business torts, intellectual property, and online identity. Cases have involved diverse industries, such as manufacturing, distribution, oil and gas, oilfield services, renewable energy, e-commerce, credit card and electronic payment processing, broadband telecommunications, satellite launch services, and technology, among others.
He graduated with high honors from the University of Texas Law School in 1986 and with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983.