R. David Gallo


David uses skill, experience, compassion, and creativity to guide clients through their disputes big and small.  David helps businesses, governments, and individuals navigate complex commercial, contract, partnership, securities, construction, employment, bankruptcy, regulatory, criminal, and other matters, in federal and state court, arbitration, and mediation.  David has experience in all phases of litigation, from inception through discovery, trial, and appeal.


Industries & Expertise

Practice Areas




  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
    • James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • American Review of International Arbitration, Senior Editor
    • Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law Certificate of Achievement
    • Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Court
    • Mediation Clinic Teaching Fellow
  • University of Florida, B.A., cum laude
    • Center for African Studies Award for Intermediate Arabic Language Studies


  • Georgia
  • New York
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Associations, Memberships, & Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2023)
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society- Service Council Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS)- Chair of Programming;  Member of Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  • Bleckley Inn of Court- Barrister
  • Bar Association of City of New York- Arbitration Committee Member
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta

About David

David has significant expertise in arbitration, both international and domestic. David enjoys working with clients on thorny procedural issues in arbitration, including issues relating to jurisdiction, arbitration agreement/award enforcement, and non-parties. David is an arbitrator and mediator at Miles Mediation & Arbitration, the Programming Chair of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society, and a regular contributor to the K&H Arbitration Blog.

Prior to joining Krevolin & Horst, David was an associate with two international law firms in New York City. David also served as a law clerk to Judge Richard W. Goldberg of the U.S. Court of International Trade. During David’s clerkship, Judge Goldberg sat by designation in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits, and in multiple federal district courts. David was an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School for four years and will begin teaching as an adjunct professor at Emory Law School in Fall 2023.

David lives in Druid Hills with his wife and two daughters.