David Baker Lewis

OF COUNSEL / Detroit, MI
phone: 313-961-2550
fax: 313-961-1270
email:

David Baker Lewis served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Firm from 1972 to 1982 and 2004 to 2010. With more than four decades of experience in municipal finance, David is widely respected as an expert in municipal bonds, including revenue bonds, general obligation bonds, certificates of participation, bond offerings, bond purchase agreements, special tax bonds, state revolving bond funds, cash-flow borrowings, industrial development bonds and performing due diligence. As co-founder of Lewis & Munday, David is a visionary who led the Firm to become the first minority-owned law firm listed in The Bond Buyer’s Directory of Municipal Bond Dealers (the “Red Book”). With David’s leadership, the Firm is consistently nationally recognized as one of the top bond counsel firms in the United States.

  • AREAS OF PRACTICEMunicipal Finance, Municipal Bond Offerings, and Corporate Services.
  • BAR ADMISSIONSMichigan, District of Columbia
  • EDUCATIONJD, University of Michigan Law School; MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; BA, Oakland University

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

HONORARY DEGREES

  • Doctor of Human Letters, University of Detroit-Mercy
  • Doctor of Public Service, Central Michigan University

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • National Association of Bond Lawyers, 1979-Present
  • Board of Directors, 1993-1995
  • Steering Committee, Bond Attorneys Workshop, 1979, 1989
  • Vice-Chairman, Standing Committee on Education, 1988-1989
  • Special Committee on Engagement of Bond Counsel, 1988
  • NABL Nominating Committee, 1996
  • National Association of Securities Professionals, 1985-Present
  • Board of Directors, 1985-2004
  • General Counsel, 1985-Present
  • Secretary, 1985-1987
  • Chair-Elect, 1987-1988
  • Chair, 1988-1989
  • Executive Committee, 1985-2004
  • State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board, 1978-1983
  • Member, Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on the Bicentennial of the Constitution

CORPORATE BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Detroit Edison Securitization Funding LLC
  • Board of Managers, 2001-Present
  • The Kroger Company, 2002-2015
  • Board of Directors, 2002-2015
  • Social Responsibility Committee, 2002-2015
  • Vice Chairman, 2004-2014
  • Audit Committee, 2002; Chairman, 2003-2010
  • Finance Committee, 2010-2014
  • Nominating and Governance Committee, 2014-2015
  • H & R Block, 2004-Present
  • Board of Directors, 2004-Present
  • Governance and Nominating Committee, 2007-Present
  • Audit Committee, 2004-2014
  • Chairman, 2007-2014
  • Finance Committee, 2005-2007
  • Compensation Committee, 2014-Present
  • GM-UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust [Chrysler, Ford, GM]
  • Governing Committee, 2010-Present
  • Audit Committee, 2010-Present
  • Chair, 2010-Present
  • The Skillman Foundation
  • Board of Trustees, 2006; Vice Chairman, 2006-2009; Chair, 2009-2012
  • External Relations Committee, 2014
  • Program Policy Committee, 2006-2014
  • Governance Committee, 2006-2012
  • Audit Committee, 2006-2012
  • STERIS Corporation
  • Board of Directors, 2010-Present
  • Audit Committee, 2010-Present
  • Chair, 2015-Present
  • Nominating and Governance Committee, 2012-Present
  • The Police Foundation, 2004-2013
  • Oakland University
  • Charter Board of Trustees, 1970 - 1982
  • Chairman, 1978 - 1982
  • Chairman, Presidential Search Committee, 1980 - 1982
  • Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail, Inc.)
  • Board of Directors, 1989-1998
  • Audit Committee, 1989-1998; Chairman, 1992-1998
  • Ethics Committee, 1989-1994
  • Nominating Committee, 1992-1995
  • Comerica, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, 1995-2004
  • Audit and Legal Committee, 1995-2000
  • Trust and Investment Committee, 1995-2004; Chairman, 2000-2004
  • Public Responsibility Committee, 2003-2004
  • TRW, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, 1995-2002
  • Compensation and Stock Option Committee, 1995-2002
  • Retirement Funding Committee, 1995-2002
  • M.A. Hanna Company
  • Board of Directors, 1997-2000
  • Audit Committee, 1998-2000
  • Finance Committee, 1998-2000
  • LG&E Energy Corporation
  • Board of Directors, 1992-2000
  • Audit Committee, 1992-2000; Chairman, 1996-2000
  • Nomination and Development Committee, 1992-2000

HONORS + AWARDS

  • American Jewish Committee Learned Hand Award, 1995
  • Spirit of Giving Award, Franklin-Wright Settlement, Inc., 2007
  • Zenobia Payne-Drake Humanitarian Award, 2007
  • Alfred G. Wilson Award, Outstanding Contribution to the Life of the University, Oakland University, 1965
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