David H. Tennant - Vice-President, 7th Judicial District

David Tennant
David H. Tennant
Vice-President, 7th Judicial District

David H. Tennant of Rochester (Nixon Peabody) is vice-president of the 7th Judicial District. He leads his firm’s appellate litigation team, co-chairs its Indian law and gaming team, and maintains a varied civil litigation practice with a focus on Indian law, appeals and complex commercial litigation.

Previously, Tennant was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California (Los Angeles) and clerked in federal district court in Los Angeles.

He serves on the State Bar’s Finance, Membership, and Publications committees and on the Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction. He co-chairs the Task Force on Gun Violence.  He is a past chair of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and of the Section Delegates Caucus within the House of Delegates.

Tennant has written multiple publications and been a speaker on many State Bar panels, principally in the areas of appeals and ethics. He obtained degrees from the University of Michigan and UCLA Law School (Order of the Coif).