David Doyle

Member

Chicago

(312) 474-1648

(312) 382-8910

Recent News:

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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.

 

Experience

News

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Eleven Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers

January 28, 2022

Nine were recognized as Super Lawyers and two were named to its list of "Rising Stars," a list that recognizes attorneys under the age of 40.

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

Publications

9th Circ. Subchapter V Case Clarifies Commitment Periods

July 06, 2022

Brian Shaw and David Doyle analyze the Legal Service Bureau Inc. v. Orange County Bail Bonds Inc. decision, which that addresses the commitment period under Section 1191(c)(2) of the Bankruptcy Code in an article titled “9th Circ. Subchapter V Case Clarifies Commitment Periods,” in Law360.

2022 Business Bankruptcy Practice

May 11, 2022

David Doyle, Allen Guon, and Peter Roberts each authored a chapter of the 2022 edition of Business Bankruptcy Practice, a book published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

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.

Education

  • 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, 2021-2023

Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2020-2022

  • 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)