David Detweiler
  • General Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

David Detweiler previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., as well as a board member of Electrify America, LLC. At Volkswagen, he oversaw legal operations including product regulatory and product litigation, environmental and emissions, corporate governance, human resources, sales and marketing as well as privacy, e-discovery and data governance matters. In addition, David was responsible for the U.S. aspects of Volkswagen’s Diesel resolution and the Department of Justice Monitorship that was successfully concluded in 2020. David was recognized as one of 100 Global Influencers as in-house counsel by Chambers and Partners in 2019 and for his outside counsel management by the National Law Journal in 2018. 

In 2016, Detweiler joined Volkswagen from the Frankfurt office of Clifford Chance LLP, where he advised clients including Volkswagen AG, Siemens AG, Airbus S.A.S. and Infineon Technologies AG on capital markets and corporate transactions. Detweiler practiced with Rogers & Wells LLP in New York and London before the firm merged with Clifford Chance LLP in 2000. He became a partner of Clifford Chance LLP in its Frankfurt office in 2002. 

Detweiler received his B.A. with high distinction from the University of Virginia and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was a Rotary Foundation Fellow at the University of Bonn, Germany and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force before he returned to the University of Virginia for law school.