Dreamer & Thinker
David L. Morrow II is an accomplished business and legal affairs entertainment executive, licensed to practice law in California, the District of Columbia, and North Carolina. He possesses extensive legal experience within the entertainment industry. David's professional journey includes his role as the Senior Contributing Writer and Special Legal Correspondent for Young Lawyer Magazine. During this tenure, he covered events like the NBA All-Star Games and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival while delving into the intricate intersection of entertainment and the law. Currently, David serves as a business and legal affairs executive for an LA-based production company. This company is renowned for creating shows such as E!'s Celebrity Game Face with Kevin Hart, MTV's Catfish, and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race, among many others. They collaborate on various projects with industry giants like Netflix, Amazon, Warner Discovery, and NBCUniversal.
David's commitment to the legal profession extends beyond his professional achievements. He champions diversity within the legal profession and has been at the forefront of initiatives such as serving as the inaugural Director of the Men of Color Project for the American Bar Association. This special initiative is dedicated to cultivating leadership within the legal community and fostering intergenerational support among men of color.
His dedication to excellence has earned him recognition, including appearances on numerous 40 Under 40 lists by both the National Bar Association and the Business Journal. In 2013, the National Bar Association honored him as the Young Lawyer of the Year. Notably, David is also a former Business Law Fellow with the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and an inaugural Fellow with the Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy, further reflecting his dedication to the legal profession and leadership in the field. Currently, David is a Fellow with the American Bar Foundation, a distinguished global honorary society that includes attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars. His insights and contributions have been featured in publications such as Law Practice Today, Thomson Reuters, and the ABA Magazine.
David's personal journey began on a US Air Force military base in northern Michigan before he spent the rest of his childhood in southern Germany. Remarkably, by the time he reached first grade, David had already visited 10 countries, igniting his lifelong passion for embracing and learning from diverse cultures through extensive travel. In his spare time, David is a professional genealogist, dedicated to documenting his unique family history throughout the southern states. He passionately shares his discoveries through his personal blog. He resides in Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles, California, with his wife, Erica, and their children, David III and Elle.
Beyond his professional and personal pursuits, David is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Bachelor-Benedict Club of Washington DC, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and a member of the Executive Board for the California State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Moreover, he is a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the National Genealogical Society.