Lord Gold is an LSE graduate and solicitor. He was a leading litigator and later Senior Partner of Herbert Smith LLP. He entered the House of Lords in February 2011, when he also established David Gold & Associates LLP, advising on dispute strategy and governance and ethics issues.
Lord Gold was Corporate Monitor of BAE Systems plc and advised Rolls-Royce plc in its review of governance and compliance which assisted in its negotiation of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement earlier this year. He now sits on an Independent Compliance Review Panel advising Airbus following its voluntary disclosures to the SFO and PNF in France. He has also been advising Serco on its compliance issues.
He is an accredited CEDR mediator and Governor of the LSE and has served as Chairman of the Conservative Party Disciplinary Committee.