David Lundeen concentrates his practice on capital markets, financial services and emerging technologies. Dave provides outside general counsel and business transactional services to companies ranging from early stage startups to the Fortune 500, and currently acts as corporate finance and capital markets counsel to a major auto manufacturer. Prior to joining Scale, Dave was Associate General Counsel at Upstart, an innovative financial technology platform created by Google alumni in Silicon Valley that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to enhance the credit underwriting capabilities of bank partners. Dave helped Upstart enhance its consumer loan funding programs (including loan sales, warehouse borrowing and securitizations), raise venture debt and Series D equity capital and launch new financial products and lending partnerships. Before Upstart, Dave worked in-house at the auto manufacturer Nissan and at the asset management firm Northern Trust. Prior to going in-house, Dave worked for seven years at the Chicago offices of Mayer Brown LLP, concentrating in structured finance transactions involving a wide variety of financial assets, and for one year as a commercial litigator at a smaller Chicago firm. Dave also enjoys the political arena and related legal work. He took a leave from Mayer Brown to volunteer as a lawyer at President Obama's 2012 campaign and has assisted with voting rights protection efforts during several election cycles.