David A. Montoya
Assistant Dean for Career Services
Counseling specialties: Law Firms (particularly large firms)
David heads the 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, New Mexico, 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 & Gas industry. David practiced law for nearly ten 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.