David Fox was a member of Kirkland’s Global Executive Management Committee and played a pivotal role in the leadership, culture and success of the Firm, and oversaw Kirkland’s New York office and its tremendous growth. David also established an elite M&A platform at Kirkland that is now recognized as a leading practice playing a major role on many of the market’s most significant transactions.

Prior to joining Kirkland, David spent 25 years with Skadden Arps where he was a senior partner and a member of the firm’s top governing committee.

Over the course of his legal career David advised boards of directors and senior executives on their most important transactional and crisis management situations, leading on hundreds of deals across a range of industries and geographies with an aggregate value exceeding $500 billion. David has been the recipient of numerous industry recognitions, including receiving The Deal’s inaugural “M&A Lifetime Achievement” award and being selected for Lawdragon's "Hall of Fame," and has been consistently ranked among the top tier for M&A and corporate governance counsel.

David is a member of the board of directors of several public and private companies and non-profit organizations including the Park Avenue Armory, which is dedicated to giving one of America’s historic architectural treasures new life as a center for performing and visual arts. He is the Chair of the Leadership Council of New Alternatives for Children, which provides crucial support to families caring for medically fragile children. In addition, David is on the executive committee of the board of governors and an honorary fellow of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1983Israel
  • 1984New York


  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of LawLL.B.1982


    Member of the Editorial Board of Law Review