Before joining BSR, David was a climate diplomat for the Marshall Islands with the advisory group Independent Diplomat, and led on transparency issues in the UN climate negotiations for the Alliance of Small Island States. As an international lawyer with the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, David built up the environmental treaty expertise of countries across the globe. He began his career as a litigator with Fried Frank in New York before focusing on climate change and energy.
David holds a LL.M. in International Law from New York University, a J.D. and M.A. in International Relations from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University.