David Ames is a veterans law attorney who has been leading the charge in gathering and using big data to understand the performance of the veterans benefits appeals system and to recommend improvements. David has made a career of public service and seeking to assist our nation’s warriors. After graduating from William and Mary Law School, David served 12 years in the Department of Veterans Affairs. His assignments included Counsel/Associate Counsel, Office of Veterans Law Judges, Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Counsel, Office of Quality Assurance, Board of Veterans’ Appeals, and Chief, Office of Quality Assurance, Board of Veterans’ Appeals. This year David was published in the Stanford Law Review on the quality review process in VA appeals. He currently works with Bergmann & Moore, LLC specifically to ensure that the board of review process is fair for his clients, and using big data analysis to ensure that quality outcomes for veterans are being achieved.