David Hille

Partner, New York


David Hille is a senior disputes lawyer who handles a broad range of litigation and international arbitration proceedings. David is described as “a smart, strategic thinker. He’s also responsive and always makes communication easy and efficient.” Clients also comment: “He has many speeds. He’s great in the courtroom as well as the boardroom.”
Chambers USA 2022


David Hille handles disputes on behalf of international clients in cases involving complex contracts, business torts, intellectual property and class actions in courts throughout the US. He also has significant international arbitration experience and represents sovereign and other clients in an array of proceedings, including those conducted under ICDR, UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICC, SIAC and CPR rules.

Notable clients benefiting from David's knowledge and experience include national and provincial governments, sovereign wealth funds, global pharmaceutical companies, financial institutions, and numerous clients in the energy sector. He also has experience in helping high net worth individuals in a variety of sensitive matters. David sits on the Board of the Legal Aid Society and is actively involved in the Society's work.

David has served in a number of leadership positions at the Firm, also in relation to the Firm's ESG and sustainability work. He has been head of the Firm's Disputes Section for the Americas and currently serves on the global Partnership Committee, the Firm's eight member, elected governance body.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
University of Notre Dame
Clemson University


A global pharmaceutical company in a breach of contract and fraud case in Federal Court

A global renewables company in a breach of contract and fraud case in the Delaware Chancery Court

An international energy company in securities and consumer class actions

A group of Chinese banks in contempt proceedings in Federal Court

A Canadian Province in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings

A national government in two ICSID arbitration proceedings

A global consumer electronics company in a SIAC arbitration and related US litigation

Sovereign wealth funds in a variety of international disputes

A US financial institution in multiple FINRA arbitrations

A global construction and engineering firm in a RICO action

A worldwide manufacturer of gas turbines in an ICDR arbitration