David has been involved in broad range of largest, most complex restructurings over the years. Prior to joining Lazard in 2002, he was a senior partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. In 2012 he was appointed Vice Chairman of U.S. Investment Banking and Head of Global Restructuring. He earned his J.D and B.A., from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Kurtz was awarded the “Global Restructuring Investment Banker” accolade at the Turnaround Atlas Awards.