David Crichlow

by Justin Cates
David Crichlow
Partner & National Chair, Commercial Litigation Group
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

David Crichlow is a Partner and national Chair of Katten’s Commercial Litigation group. He serves as lead trial counsel on high-stakes commercial, class action and bankruptcy litigation. Crichlow has represented clients in multibillion-dollar RMBS consolidated litigation, fraudulent inducement claims with respect to asset purchase agreements for significant commercial businesses, and high-stakes litigation in bankruptcy court. He is a member of Katten’s Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.

Crichlow has worked with some of the largest US and European banks, major oil and industrial gas companies, private equity firms and large pension funds. He defended an indenture trustee against a “bet-the-company” class action claim relating to a bond offering alleged to be part of a Ponzi scheme. He represented one of the largest industrial gas companies in claims against an oil refinery in excess of $500 million. And he represented an indenture trustee in its $6.3 billion claim against a gaming company parent.

Crichlow serves on the board of directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and actively mentors aspiring minority attorneys. David received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and B.A. from Hofstra University.

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