David H. Burt is a Strategic Advisor in Diamond McCarthy’s Corporate Asset Affirmative Recoveries “CAAR” practice. As a leader of CAAR’s advisory services, David spearheads a team that helps clients install and develop a self-sustaining Recoveries program*. Designed through the lens of the corporate legal department, the “in-house-to-in-house” advisory model will develop the framework and a toolkit of resources that enable the customer to establish and manage the CAAR program successfully and systematically.
During his career as Corporate Counsel for DuPont, he was responsible for commercial litigation and international arbitration. He assembled and led the team advising DuPont’s 200+ lawyers to plan and execute Alternative Dispute Resolution worldwide. David was the conflict resolution lawyer active on DuPont Legal’s Recoveries Core Team for ten years beginning with its inception in 2004 that produced over $2.6+ billion for the company, proving that commercial plaintiff pursuits can materially boost corporate financial results.
Under various legal systems in the US, Asia and Europe, he has resolved many commercial disputes through arbitration and mediation, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in value.
At the International Center for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), he chaired the Mediation and Executive Advisory Committees, and after retirement from DuPont, served CPR as an Executive Consultant. He now practices as a commercial and marine arbitrator.
David personally participated in a huge array of subject matters that illustrates revenue enhancement that any company might achieve with proper discipline:
- Insurance proceeds for business disruptions, storm damage, product liability, defense costs, from the company’s own program and those of third parties.
- Power, steam and industrial gas outages; misrepresentations in M&A transactions; trademark misuse and deceptive trade practices; tax authority errors; third party property damage.
- Commercial contracts: index pricing errors, toll manufacturing, service level delivery, contractor performance, take-or-pay commitments, defective quality material supply, joint venture partner malperformance.
- Breach of contract, fraud, corporate governance, tortious interference with contract or prospective relations, breach of fiduciary duty, waste, mismanagement, business negligence and other financial and commercial matters.
*David is a strategist and business advisor to support Diamond McCarthy’s CAAR programs. He is not practicing law on behalf of Diamond McCarthy.