David A. Herman of Dechert LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2022 "40 Under 40"

David A. Herman of Dechert LLP Selected as One of ABI's 2022 "40 Under 40"

Alexandria, Va. ABI announces that David A. Herman of Dechert LLP (New York) has been selected as one of ABI’s “40 Under 40,” ABI’s annual program that recognizes 40 of the top insolvency industry professionals under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized at a special ceremony on Dec. 9 at ABI’s 2022 Winter Leadership Conference at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, Calif.

Herman is a partner in Dechert LLP’s Financial Restructuring group. He focuses on representing debtors, official and ad hoc committees, creditors, asset-acquirers and other interested parties in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, cross-border insolvency matters, out-of-court restructurings, and restructurings of sovereign and governmental debt. Herman also has broad experience in commercial litigation matters, including securities litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, mergers and acquisitions litigation, and other complex disputes. In addition, he is deeply involved in pro bono work. At his prior firm, he led its pro bono representations of children with disabilities for whom housing issues posed an obstacle to their care. He assisted a child with asthma whose public housing apartment was infested with mold, coming within days of suing a city agency before the agency finally moved his family to a new home. He similarly helped the family of a child with a genetic disease avoid eviction and find new housing that could accommodate the child’s medical equipment. At his current firm, his pro bono practice focuses on human trafficking. Herman received his J.D. magna cum laude in 2007 from the New York University School of Law and his B.A. summa cum laude in 2004 from the University of Pennsylvania.

“The 2022 honorees continually display the acumen, energy and passion in both their careers and communities to demonstrate that they are the future leaders of the insolvency profession,” said ABI Executive Director Amy Quackenboss. “This year’s class, like those in years past, brings together a widely diverse collection of young leaders who we fully expect will propel ABI and the insolvency community forward.”

The “40 Under 40” winners are distinguished by professional achievements and service and were selected by a group of experienced professionals from ABI’s current leadership. Now in its sixth year, the goal of ABI’s “40 under 40” initiative is not simply to create a one-time ceremony, but to fully engage those selected as future leaders in the insolvency profession and to build on the initiative each year.

Click here to view the full list of the 2022 “40 Under 40” honorees.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes nearly 10,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abi.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abi.org/calendar-of-events.