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David Apatoff

NORC Board of Trustees

David was a senior partner at law firm of Arnold & Porter where he served on the Policy Committee managing the firm’s operations and headed the firm’s intellectual property practice. His primary legal expertise is in the area of government contracts and grants. He has handled a wide variety of government procurement issues including audits, investigations (both civil and criminal), Congressional inquiries, bid protests, change orders, performance disputes, cost accounting matters and claims. He has litigated government contracts cases in Federal District Courts and in the Court of Federal Claims. He has represented several Fortune 100 companies but developed a sub-specialty representing nonprofits and research universities. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School.



University of Chicago Law School


Sarah Lawrence College

Appointments & Affiliations

Attorney (Retired)

Arnold & Porter

Art Critic

The Saturday Evening Post