David H. Conaway

Partner, Bankruptcy Practice Administrator

David’s experience, business acumen and creativity adds value for clients regarding a variety of issues involving corporate bankruptcy, insolvency and restructuring; commercial contracts and business transactions; commercial disputes; and cross-border transactions, disputes and insolvencies. 

David is particularly strong representing manufacturing companies, from middle market to large multinational companies in the U.S. and abroad, across many industries including agrichemicals and seeds, aluminum and glass containers and packaging, appliances, automotive, chemicals, energy, food packaging, forest products, furniture, machinery and equipment, paper and packaging, plastics and resins, steel and metals, and textiles. David has broad experience in handling commercial matters with customers, vendors, and the supply chain.

David has been involved in many of the largest insolvency cases in the U.S. and abroad including representing unsecured creditors’ committees, suppliers to or customers of distressed companies, financial institutions, private equity or portfolio companies, boards of directors, counter-parties to contracts and buyers of distressed assets. David is Chair of Shumaker's Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Creditors' Rights Practice.

As Co-Chair of Shumaker Global, David is active in cross-border matters including foreign direct investment and doing business in the U.S., cross-border business transactions, cross-border commercial disputes, and cross-border insolvencies and restructurings.  He has developed and maintains long-standing personal and professional relationships with financial and legal professionals around the world to assist adding value for clients’ cross-border interests.  David is on the Board of Directors of Globaladvocaten, a Chambers rated Top Legal Network consisting of over 800 lawyers. David is also a member of INSOL Europe, and on the Board of Editors of Eurofenix, a leading publication on global insolvency.

David supports clients and industries by devoting significant time to provide insights and updates via articles and presentations to clients, industry trade groups, and professional networks and associations. 

  • Allens, Inc. (Arkansas)
  • American Apparel Company (South Carolina)
  • Blue Water Automotive, Inc. (Detroit)
  • Burlington Industries, Inc. (Delaware)
  • Central Grocers, Inc. (Delaware)
  • Collins & Aikman Inc. (Michigan)
  • DB Holdings Liquidation, Inc. (Delaware)
  • Dana Automotive, Inc. (New York)
  • Eastman Kodak Company (New York)
  • FTD Companies, Inc. (Delaware)
  • Federated Department Stores, Inc. (Ohio)
  • Fruit of the Loom, Inc. (Delaware)
  • GT Advanced Technologies, Inc. (New Hampshire)
  • General Motors (New York)
  • Heckler Manufacturing and Investment Group, Inc. (New York)
  • Heritage Home Group (Delaware)
  • Hexion Holdings (Delaware)
  • hhgregg, Inc. (Indiana)
  • Hines Nursery, Inc. (Delaware)
  • Imerys Talc America (Delaware)
  • J.A. Jones Construction (Charlotte)
  • K-mart Corporation (Chicago)
  • Levitz Furniture Incorporated (Delaware)
  • Logo Athletics, Inc. (Delaware)
  • MF Global Inc. (New York)
  • Montgomery Ward (Delaware)
  • PTL Heritage USA (South Carolina)
  • Pillowtex, Inc. (Delaware)
  • Polaroid Corporation (Delaware)
  • Quebecor, Inc. (New York)
  • Remington Outdoors (Delaware)
  • SemCrude, L.P. (Delaware)
  • Sheffield Industries, Inc. (Florida)
  • Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (Delaware)
  • Southern Grocers, LLC (Delaware)
  • TK Holdings Inc. (Delaware)
  • TSA WD Holdings, Inc. (Delaware)
  • Technology Container Corp. (Massachusetts)
  • The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (Delaware)
  • Toys "R" Us, Inc. (Virginia)
  • United Industries Corporation/Spectrum Brands, Inc. (Texas)
  • Visteon Corporation (Delaware)
  • Z Gallerie, LLC (Delaware)