David Levant is senior counsel to the Corporate group and a former managing partner of the firm’s Seattle office. He has a broad credit finance and bankruptcy practice that ranges from the representation of borrowers in revolving credit, term loans, structured financing, and securitization transactions to assisting lenders in workouts, loan enforcement, and bankruptcy proceedings. He regularly represents purchasers of assets in bankruptcy auctions under Section 363. David also is active in the firm’s opinion practice, with a particular focus on opinions in the bankruptcy context, including nonconsolidation, true sale, fraudulent transfer, and preference opinion letters.


University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1987; Order of the Coif; Member, California Law Review

University of Chicago, A.B., 1983, cum laude



New York

United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Supreme Court of the United States


  • U.S. Bancorp Mortgage Co. v. Bonner Mall Partnership, 2 F.3d 899 (9th Cir. 1993). Successfully petitioned the Court to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision. 


  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (Bankruptcy & Creditor—Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law), 2009–2021



  • American Bar Association (Business Law section, Business Bankruptcy Committee and Committee on Legal Opinions), Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute; Washington State Bar Association (Business Law section), Member
  • Seattle-King County Bar Association (Creditor-Debtor section), Member
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