(Documentarian)

David is an attorney, legal commentator, and author. He is the author of the memoir Indefensible: One Lawyer’s Journey into the Inferno of American Justice and co-creator of the TNT legal drama Raising the Bar, both of which center on the life of the public defender. He is also the co-founder and board chair of The Bronx Freedom Fund, the first charitable bail organization in New York State. A nationally known lecturer on criminal law and trial tactics, David served as a Professor of Law and Director of Advocacy Programs for Seton Hall Law School. In 2004 he was awarded a Soros Media Fellowship during which he wrote and produced a series of radio pieces about the criminal justice system. In 2016, David won the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award for Untouchable, a documentary feature he wrote, produced, and directed. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. He has appeared regularly on Court TV, MSNBC, and National Public Radio to comment on legal issues. He has also written about the law for newspapers such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Boston Globe and magazines like Fortune, Slate, and The Nation.