David Towarnicky is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His work primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions. Previously, David spent more than two years working in banking as a foreign currency trader and bank officer with Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T).


Thought Leadership


Stop Calling Inverted Companies “Unpatriotic:” It’s Congress’ Patriotic Duty to Provide a Competitive Corporate Environment, Public Contract Law Journal (Vol. 45–1) (2015).


Department of Veteran Affairs Accredited Attorney


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017New York


  • The George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D.with High Honors2016

    George Washington Scholar; Recipient of Presidential Volunteer Service Award

    Public Contract Law Journal

    Board Member of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

    Vice President of Finance, Banking and Securities Law Society (BASL)

    Member and Junior Editor, Forum of Law, Economics, and Finance (F-LEAF)

  • Appalachian State UniversityB.S., Business Administration (Finance & Banking, Risk and Insurance Management Concentration); International Business Minorsumma cum laude2010

    Walker College of Business Valedictorian

    Hetzler Honors Program Graduate

    Rhodes Scholar Candidate

    Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award

    Member, Bowden Investment Group

    Captain, Varsity Baseball Team

    Two Time ESPN Academic All-American (baseball)

    Lowes Senior C.L.A.S.S. National Award Finalist

    NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship Recipient