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David A. Mawhinney

Fax +1.617.261.3175
Mr. Mawhinney is an associate in the Boston office of K&L Gates. He focuses his practice in commercial litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency, and privacy and data protection compliance. Mr. Mawhinney has experience in business and consumer bankruptcy, representing Chapter 11 debtors and other interested parties in complex business reorganizations and mortgage servicers in Chapter 13 consumer cases.

Mr. Mawhinney presently serves as chair of the New Lawyers Committee for the Boston Bar Association Bankruptcy Section.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Mawhinney served as law clerk for the Honorable Frank J. Bailey, Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Boston Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • “Overview of Federal Policy on Student Loans and Debt Relief.” Boston Bar Association (October 3, 2018)
  • “How Safe Are the ‘Safe Harbors’? How to Protect Your Investment Funds and Trades From Bankruptcy Clawback After the Supreme Court’s Recent Merit Management Ruling,” K&L Gates LLP Webinar (July 2018)
  • “Short Sales: Selling Free and Clear in Chapter 13,” 28th Annual Bankruptcy Bench Meets Bar Conference (May 24, 2018)
  • “Bankruptcy 101L Intro to Bankruptcy Law for Attorneys Who Don’t Practice Bankruptcy Law,” Boston Bar Association (March 15, 2017)
  • “Introduction to Bankruptcy Law and the Bankruptcy System,” Presented to the Law Clerks of the First Circuit and U.S. District Court by the Honorable Frank J. Bailey, Chief Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts, (October 2012-2018)
  • Counsel to Clark-Cutler-McDermott Company, an automotive supplier, in its Chapter 11 case in Massachusetts.
  • Counsel to Chapter 11 Trustee of Buckingham Oil Interests, Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company in its successful recapitalization and reorganization.
  • Bankruptcy counsel to Brookstone Holdings Corp. and its affiliates in their successful Chapter 11 reorganization in Delaware.
  • Bankruptcy counsel to Landauer Healthcare Holdings, Inc. and its affiliates, a durable medical equipment supplier, in its Chapter 11 case in Delaware.
  • Counsel to Court-appointed Examiner of UFood Restaurant Group, Inc. in its Chapter 11 case in Massachusetts.
  • Counsel to numerous investment funds in connection with fraudulent transfer litigation stemming from the leveraged buyouts of Lyondell Chemical Company and Tribune Company
  • Counsel to secured lender in its “credit bid” acquisition of commercial real estate through bankruptcy sale
  • Counsel to indenture trustee in successful mediation of bondholder action following going concern sale of bond-financed continuing care retirement facility