David A. Stoopler

David Stoopler focuses his practice on white collar defense and investigations and appellate and supreme court litigation. Mr. Stoopler also maintains an active pro bono practice.

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

While in law school, Mr. Stoopler served as the Director of Federal Affairs at the NYC Housing Development Corporation. During law school, Mr. Stoopler also spent time as a legal intern in the Office of Legal Policy at the US Department of Justice in Washington DC and for the Honorable Richard J. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Prior to law school, Mr. Stoopler worked for Senator Charles E. Schumer. Mr. Stoopler 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.

Professional Activities

Mr. Stoopler currently serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of the New York Housing Conference, a broad-based coalition that advocates for decent affordable housing for all New Yorkers.

Mr. Stoopler is a member of the American Bar Association.

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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