David Burd is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Legal, Risk, Compliance, & Government Affairs Practice. He focuses on general counsels and other senior legal, compliance, and government affairs leaders across sectors, particularly healthcare and life-sciences, technology, and non-profit clients.


Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, David had a diverse career in law and government, working in both healthcare and technology. He practiced at the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. and was general counsel of a venture-backed start-up. He was a consultant at McKinsey & Company where he focused on serving clients in the public sector and the healthcare and life sciences space. He also served on the Presidential Transition Team in 2008-09, and later worked in government at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, focusing on issues of data sharing and synthesis across the agency. Most recently, he served as the general manager of Uber in Baltimore and much of Maryland.


Harvard Law School, JD

Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, BS, magna cum laude

College of Arts & Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, BA, magna cum laude

Philanthropy and Service

David currently serves as a board member and former board chair for the Millennial Action Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging the partisan divide through working with millennial lawmakers. He is a member of the bar of the State of New York and the District of Columbia.