David A. Stoopler

David Stoopler focuses his practice on government and internal investigations, congressional oversight, crisis management assistance, and other legal challenges at the intersection of business, law and public policy. 

Mr. Stoopler's recent experience includes representing institutional and individual clients in connection with congressional investigations and testimony; multinational corporations in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations; major financial services entities in connection with sensitive internal investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct; state and local government entities in US Department of Justice investigations; and a leading non-profit legal services organization in connection with the drafting of legislative proposals and policy strategy.  

Mr. Stoopler also maintains an active pro bono practice. Among other matters, he represents a group of leading public health non-governmental organizations in a constitutional challenge to federal conditions on grant funding to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic overseas. He also represented current and former members of the House of Representatives as amici in the recent partisan gerrymandering cases before the US Supreme Court.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Stoopler was a law clerk for the Honorable Barrington D. Parker, Jr. of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Jesse M. Furman of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.  

During law school, Mr. Stoopler served as the director of federal affairs at the New York City Housing Development Corporation. Before beginning his legal career, Mr. Stoopler worked in the office of Senator Charles E. Schumer, where he served as the staff director for the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development and as the senator's principal advisor for the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. In these roles, Mr. Stoopler advised Senator Schumer throughout the 2007–2009 housing and financial crisis, as well as on the negotiation of several major legislative initiatives.

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  • Education

    • JD, Columbia Law School, 2012

      Notes and Submissions Editor, Human Rights Law Review, James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • BA, Political Science, Duke University, 2006

      magna cum laude Angier B. Duke Scholar
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Barrington D. Parker, Jr., US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2013 - 2014

    • The Hon. Jesse M. Furman, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2012 - 2013