Dave Going is a respected bankruptcy practitioner and commercial litigator guiding distressed businesses, lenders and creditors in complex insolvency proceedings. He provides targeted, strategic advice in the handling of business reorganizations, bankruptcy litigation and creditor’s rights issues.

As a bankruptcy litigator, Dave has both defended and prosecuted fraudulent conveyance actions arising from alleged Ponzi schemes, leveraged buyouts and insider transactions. 

A fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy, Dave is a recognized authority on bankruptcy-related issues. He speaks and writes on these topics regularly for professional and trade groups. An adjunct faculty member at the Washington University School of Law, Dave co-teaches a course on Chapter 11 reorganizations.


  • Washington University School of Law  (J.D., 1983)
    • Washington University Law Quarterly (Senior Editor, 1982-1983)
  • Duke University  (A.B., 1980)


  • Missouri, 1983
  • Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Professional Activities

  • The Missouri Bar (Vice-Chair, Commercial Law Committee 2004-2005) 
  • Illinois State Bar Association 
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (The Bankruptcy Practice Memorial Fund - former Selection Committee member, former Co-Chairman, Bankruptcy Section) 
  • Washington University School of Law (Adjunct Professor, 2005-present; Adjunct Professor Service Award, 2013)  
  • American Bankruptcy Institute 
  • Turnaround Management Association (Former Board of Directors, Missouri Chapter) 
  • National Association of Credit Managers
  • American College of Bankruptcy Eighth Circuit Admissions Counsel (2011-2014)
  • American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Service Award Committee, Eighth Circuit Representative

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Boy Scouts of America, Greater St. Louis Area Council, Grand Towers District, Former Finance Chairman 
  • Former Trustee: Endowment Funds of Christ Church Cathedral


  • American College of Bankruptcy, Fellow (2010, 21st Class)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Bankruptcy Litigation (2005-present); Lawyer of the Year (2016, 2018)
  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers® (2008, 2010-present); Super Lawyers®, Business Edition (2011-2014)
  • AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell