David is committed to helping business identify and manage risk while protecting core business assets. He values preserving integrity and trust while formulating creative solutions.
David focuses on helping bring value to businesses by contributing legal advice against the backdrop of his unique technical and business background. David has held diverse roles including serving as CEO for a multinational clean tech company, a Board member of a Chinese joint venture with a global auto parts distributor, IP counsel for a Fortune 50 company, and an engineer in the defense industry. David also has first-hand experience managing distressed assets held by large investment banking institutions. All of these experiences now shape the practical advice David offers in the realm of corporate and intellectual property law.
David was an honors student at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where he served on the Indiana Law Review. Prior to law school he received his Bachelor’s degree in materials science & engineering from Lehigh University. He is currently licensed to practice in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He currently serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the IU SPEA Initiative on U.S. Manufacturing and Public Policy. In addition, David was sought out by a premiere energy industry publication for a feature article on his impressions of the energy industry, leading to their designation as “The Energy Attorney” by Batteries International.
David also serves as the President of the Battery Innovation Center (BIC), a non-profit, public-private consortium joining leadership from academia, industry, and government to rapidly develop, test and commercialize safe, reliable, and lightweight energy storage systems to quickly move technologies from innovation to the marketplace. Supporting the BIC underscores Gutwein Law’s commitment to innovation and rural economic development.