David A. Agay

Chair, Strategic Advisory and Restructuring; Board of Directors; Executive Committee;
P: 312.642.2217

Described by Chambers USA as “focused,” “really skilled in court,” and having “a strong intellect,” David is chair of the Strategic Advisory and Restructuring Department, and serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He represents public and private companies, strategic and financial investors, directors, officers, lenders, committees, and shareholders in a variety of distress and non-distress engagements. He regularly counsels clients in: finance and M&A transactions; free-fall, pre-negotiated and involuntary chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcies; cross-border matters; out-of-court exchanges and balance sheet restructurings; and other corporate reorganization and insolvency proceedings.

David also advises boards and management teams on strategic, corporate and governance matters and in the negotiation of commercial and employment contracts.

As a bankruptcy lawyer, David regularly litigates in federal and state courts. Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, David was a partner at a major international law firm.

David received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1998 and B.A. from Pomona College in 1994. 

Industry Experience

David has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including: 

  • Airlines & Aerospace
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Energy & Mining
  • Equipment Rental
  • Food & Restaurants 
  • Franchises 
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare
  • Media & Entertainment 
  • Plastics & Packaging
  • Real Estate 
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications