David Hitchens

Interim General Counsel, JLL Americas

David is responsible for overseeing the legal services provided to JLL’s businesses in the Americas, acting as the primary legal contact for the Americas.

David has supported our business at JLL for more than ten years. He previously held roles as Chief Counsel, Managing Chief Counsel and U.S. Litigation Director, before stepping up to become the Interim General Counsel, JLL Americas in 2019.

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, David earned his law degree at William & Mary, where he was a member of the William & Mary Law Review. After law school, David began his legal career as an associate at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhodes LLP in Philadelphia and later at Morgan Lewis in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

David’s in-house work began at Sodexo in Gaithersburg, Maryland, then as Vice President, Human Resources Counsel at LandAmerica Financial Group in Richmond, Virginia, where he served as the sole employment and employee benefits attorney for a large international real estate transaction services company with 12,000 employees across more than forty states and several countries.

David, who is based in Chicago, is a member of the bar in Illinois, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

David lives in Hinsdale, Illinois and enjoys spending time with his wife and their seven kids in his spare time.