David Hennes

Co-Chair Ropes & Gray

David Hennes is co-chair of Ropes & Gay’s corporate and securities litigation practice and investment banking industry group. David has over 25 years of experience litigating a broad array of corporate disputes, with an emphasis on complex corporate litigation, securities cases, corporate-control disputes, and enforcement litigation. He regularly represents buyers, sellers, and financial advisors in all forms of litigation arising out of transactional matters, including breach of duty litigation, breach of contract and business tort cases, and post-closing disputes. He frequently handles complicated federal securities class actions and state law derivative actions, and advises Boards and Board Committees (including Special Litigation Committees) on their responses to these litigations. David has represented corporate and individual clients in all aspects of these matters at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts throughout the United States, as well as in non-public SEC, FINRA and state securities investigations.

David is regularly recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual for Securities Litigation and General Commercial Litigation; The Legal 500 has named David as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ for M&A Litigation: Defense; Benchmark: Litigation has named David as a New York Litigation Star.