David A. Montoya

Assistant Dean for Career Services

Assistant dean since April 2004, David Montoya heads the Career Services Office (CSO), overseeing day-to-day operations, managing and developing resources for student career assistance, developing policies and procedures, conducting employer outreach and counseling students.

A native of Santa Fe, N.M., David earned a B.A. in business administration from the University of Notre Dame in 1985, where he was designated a Notre Dame Scholar. He received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1995.  Before attending law school, he was a CPA and worked for Arthur Andersen, LLP, a former international CPA firm, and Burlington Resources, a former Fortune 500 Company in the oil and gas industry.

David practiced law for nearly 10 years with firms in Texas, and was a partner with Jackson Walker, LLP in the Commercial Litigation and Corporate Reorganizations/Restructuring sections, primarily serving the telecommunications, technology and financial services industries. He served on recruiting and hiring committees for several past employers, and has extensive recruiting, interviewing and hiring experience.

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