August 08, 2017
The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) has recognized Weil Litigation partner David Singh as one of its 2017 Rising Stars.
The profile highlights Mr. Singh’s wide range of experience, noting that his practice covers all aspects of complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. Additionally, it highlights his dedication to volunteering and pro bono work, as well as his commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Mr. Singh explained that his interest in law started when he was on his high school debate team, noting he enjoyed the strategy and competition of debate. He said that becoming a lawyer seemed like a natural next step given his aptitude for and love of argumentation, public speaking and advocacy. Mr. Singh said that the strategic challenge of litigation is what appeals to him. “I love the intellectual and strategic aspects of litigation. Each case is a chess match and each move must be carefully taken in light of your client’s goals and your adversary’s likely countermove. You always need to think several steps ahead,” he said.
When asked what profession he would have pursued instead of becoming a lawyer, he explained he would still want to work in the legal field. “If I were not a lawyer, I would be a law school professor because I would enjoy the intellectual challenge, teaching others, and the ability to pursue my research and academic interests,” he said.
The nomination pool of talented Rising Stars included more than 189 narrowed down to 11 attorneys whose accomplishments and dedication to the field and to their community place them among those “attorneys to watch” in the legal profession. The winners were profiled in the MCCA’s magazine Diversity & The Bar.