WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) announced that Jim David has been named partner at the firm.

For the past three years, Jim has served as a managing director at HPS, providing strategic counsel to major corporations, investment firms, and trade associations on a range of complex matters. In particular, Jim has helped to lead and grow the firm’s work in high-profile mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and regulatory crises.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Jim as a partner at HPS. He is already a highly-valued team member who cares deeply about the firm’s ability to innovate and grow to better serve our clients, and he has invested meaningfully in the success of all our colleagues,” said HPS Partner Matt McDonald. “Jim has continuously executed creative and successful communications strategies in high-stakes situations for many of our clients. We value his leadership, talent, and continued dedication to improving our firm.”

Prior to joining HPS, Jim was a managing director at Kekst and Company in New York, a public relations firm, where he worked with Fortune 500 companies, leading alternative asset managers, and others on landmark merger and acquisition, bankruptcy, and activist shareholder assignments. Jim earned a Ph.D. in history from the College of William and Mary and a B.A. from Boston College.

Beyond his career in public affairs, Jim is also the author of Dunmore’s New World, a book about political culture in the era of the American Revolution focused on the life of the last royal governor of Virginia.