David Giannaula

Skadden Fellow

David Giannaula is a Skadden Fellow in the Consumer Law Unit. His project focuses on providing debt collection defense and bankruptcy assistance for low-income District residents hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

David received his B.S. from the University of Pittsburgh where he simultaneously served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with KEYS Service Corps. After college, David worked as a public school teacher in Miami and subsequently served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. David received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law with High Honors. While there, he participated in the William Wayne Justice Center’s student advisory board, the Public Interest Law Association, and was a co-organizer of Texas Law’s annual, student led “Getting Radical in the South” conference. He volunteered for several pro bono projects, helping community members expunge criminal records, counseling young adults and their families about alternatives to guardianships, and assisting immigrants in detention facilities, and participated in the Transnational Worker Rights Clinic, Supreme Court Clinic, and Immigration Clinic. David interned at the Community Justice Project, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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J.D., University of Texas School of Law
B.S., University of Pittsburgh


Email: dgiannaula@legalaiddc.org
Phone: (202) 661-5949
Fax: (202) 727-2132