David Doyle



(312) 474-1648

(312) 382-8910

David's practice focuses on creditor's rights, insolvency matters and commercial litigation. He represents financial institutions and specialty lenders in workout scenarios, foreclosure cases and bankruptcy cases.  He also advises distressed companies and creditors in out-of-court restructurings and Chapters 7 and 11 bankruptcy cases.  David represents receivers, assignees for the benefit of creditors, and bankruptcy trustees as general counsel or special litigation counsel. Finally, a significant part of David's practice involves representing defendants in preference and fraudulent transfer adversary proceedings. 

Before private practice, David served as a law clerk to the Hon. Carol A. Doyle (no relation), who was the Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

David recently served a two-year term on the Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee for the Northern District of Illinois and is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Turnaround Management Association, and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

David currently volunteers for the pro bono Legal Network of the Illinois Restaurant Association.



More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Eleven Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers

January 29, 2021

Super Lawyers has named eleven attorneys at Cozen O’Connor to its 2021 lists of top practitioners in Illinois.

With Global Bankruptcy Filings Increasing, Cozen O’Connor Adds Eight Veteran Attorneys to its Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Practice

September 01, 2020

Hires Expand Offerings in Chicago and Add Depth to the firm’s Corporate Bankruptcy Practice


Expedited Bankruptcies Are Cause For Concern [Law 360]

June 09, 2021

Brian Shaw and David Doyle discuss the U.S. Trustee’s Offices’ position on Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in which the debtor seeks to either confirm a plan or sell substantially all its assets in a matter of weeks or less after the petition date in Law360.

COVID Cash Crunch: Options for Reorganizing or Winding Down Your Company in Illinois

October 27, 2020

Ira Bodenstein and David R. Doyle discuss options for businesses impacted by COVID-19 that are considering winding down or reorganizing.

Options for Reorganizing or Winding Down Your Company

August 20, 2020

In light of the financial distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ira Bodenstein and David Doyle contributed a guest blog post to the Chicago Loop Alliance exploring some of the options available to companies considering their options for reorganizing their debts, winding down, or liquidating.

Real Estate Tax Sales and Bankruptcy

April 03, 2019

David Doyle authored an article titled "Real Estate Tax Sales and Bankruptcy" for the Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee Spring 2019 Newsletter.

The Puerto Rico “Bankruptcy”: a Cheat Sheet

July 03, 2017

David Doyle authored an article published by The American Bankruptcy Institute that examines the launch of an unprecedented restructuring proceeding under Title III of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act.


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 2007

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers, “Ones to Watch” list in Illinois for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and
Reorganization Law, 2021-2022
Super Lawyers, Illinois "Rising Star" for Bankruptcy, 2020-2021
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court -- Northern District of Illinois

Hon. Carol A. Doyle, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois (no relation)

American Bankruptcy Institute (Young & New Members Committee, Education Director)

Turnaround Management Association

National Association of Federal Equity Receivers

Chicago Bar Association

Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee for the Northern District of Illinois (2018-2020)