David Love is a lawyer and member of the Legal, Compliance & Government Affairs Practice. He has more than 20 years of executive search experience and has built a national reputation through his work recruiting general counsel, other senior in-house lawyers and compliance-related roles. He has led general counsel assignments for industry leaders in consumer, hospitality, retail, industrial, energy and utilities, healthcare, technology, aerospace and defense, and other sectors. David also is a member of the firm's Board Practice and his clients include large, global publicly held companies as well as smaller public and private entities and not-for-profit associations.

Legal search expertise across industries

  • Previously, David led the Dallas office and legal search practice for another major international executive search firm. While there, he completed numerous general counsel searches for several large, global companies in a broad range of industry sectors.
  • Prior to his executive search career, David was a commercial litigation associate with the Dallas offices of Thompson & Knight and Bracewell.
  • Before entering the legal profession, he spent four years with Ernst & Young as a senior accountant with management and recruiting responsibilities, including one year in the Sydney, Australia office.

David is active with several legal organizations and networks focused on diversity and has been honored at annual conventions for his success in recruiting high-caliber diverse candidates. David has been honored on multiple occasions with the firm’s Lou Rieger Award for his commitment to quality and serves on the firm’s audit, risk & oversight committee. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Southern Methodist University. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the State Bar of Texas.

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