David E. Wheeler: Assistant General Counsel, Verizon

David is enjoying a wonderful career and has been blessed with opportunities for which some wait their entire careers. He’s marshaled several multibillion dollar deals through the regulatory processes. He’s argued at a European Commission oral hearing and presented at the OECD. David has led scores of teams ranging from 350 attorneys to three…David advises senior leaders at Verizon, and clients have relied on his data analyses for more than just legal advice.   But David believes his greatest accomplishment is mentoring the generation of lawyers behind him … because others gave him unimaginable opportunities; it’s only right for him to do the same.