David Ogles is an Associate in the Complex Litigation and Antitrust Practice Group. 

David represents clients in complex litigation and restructuring matters, and has practiced in federal and state courts across the country. He has handled a wide array of high-stakes matters for both plaintiffs and defendants, including breach of contract, fraud, fraudulent transfer, products liability, and professional negligence. 

Before joining Freeborn, David was an Associate in the litigation group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Representative Matters

 

  • Defended insurance broker in California state court against action brought by an insured seeking more than $450 million in compensatory damages and billions in punitive damages for fraud, professional negligence, and breach of contract.
  • Brought fraudulent transfer action in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of a debtor in the oil and gas exploration and production industry seeking the avoidance of junior liens worth more than $200 million.
  • Represented a merchant energy company debtor in the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois in various disputes, including the assumption of a partnership agreement, fraudulent transfer and fiduciary breach actions arising from tax disputes with the former parent company, the recovery of assets from lenders in a sale-leaseback transaction, and ERISA actions, culminating in a multi-billion dollar sale and emergence from chapter 11.
  • Defended pharmaceutical company in a multi-district litigation comprised of more than 600 products liability lawsuits consolidated in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, collectively seeking hundreds of millions in damages.
  • Brought action in the Chancery Court of Delaware on behalf of a private equity client seeking an order to require the buyer in an M&A deal to release millions in escrowed funds, and defended breach of contract counterclaim seeking to recover alleged tax benefits from the transaction.
Publications: 
  • "Life during (and after) Wartime: Enforceability of Waivers under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act," Comment, 79 U. of Chi. L. Rev. 387 (2012)

Practice areas

Education

J.D., University of Chicago Law School, with high honors; Order of the Coif; Kirkland & Ellis Scholar (awarded to students in top 5% of class); University of Chicago Law Review; Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and Oral Argument
B.A., Emory University

State Bar Admissions

  • Illinois