David has over 40 years of experience in sophisticated corporate transactions in the private and public markets, representing companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He also has extensive experience in various types of financings, including early stage capital raising, private placements, securitizations, lease transactions, syndicated loans and public offerings.

He began his career as an associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett and joined Coudert Brothers in 1977. David worked in Coudert’s New York, London and Singapore offices for 20 years. He was the Managing Partner of the Singapore office from 1995 to 1997. He also served as the General Counsel of Scholastic Inc., the publisher of children’s books, magazines and other educational materials, from 1983 to 1987. In 2001, David became a Partner and General Counsel of Springwell Capital Partners LLC, a merchant bank specializing in the communications and media industries. He also acted as general counsel for Springwell’s portfolio companies. 


Vanderbilt Law School (J.D., 1974), Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Order of the Coif. 

Yale University (B.A., 1967)


Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1967 to 1971.


New York

  • Represented RIMES Technologies Corporation, an enterprise data solution provider and financial data reseller, in its sale of a controlling equity stake to an affiliate of EQT Partners, a publicly traded Stockholm-based private-equity firm.

  • Represented LEAP Legal Software, a global leader in cloud-based legal practice management software solutions, in connection with a joint venture transaction with LexisNexis Legal & Professional, part of RELX Group to support the growth and development of the PCLaw and Time Matters law firm practice management software solutions for small‑to‑medium sized law firms.

  • Represented ASPire Financial Services, a developer of a leading 401(k) recordkeeping and retirement solution platform, in its sale to PCS Retirement, LLC, developer of a leading retirement and wealth management platform backed by LLR. 

  • Represented Vertical Health, LLC, an online publisher serving patients and health care professionals in the diabetes, mental health, back pain and pain management areas, in connection with the sale of its assets to Remedy Health Group, LLC.

  • Represented Energy Impact Partners LP, a fund focusing on investments in technologies and projects that optimize energy consumption and improve sustainable energy generation, in connection with its investment in the convertible debt financing of Enchanted Rock, Ltd., a developer, builder and operator of cost-effective microgrids that help companies manage physical and financial risk associated with electricity.

  • Represented Global Healthcare Partners, a healthcare industry and private equity investment group, in its acquisition of a controlling interest in MPD Chemicals, a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals primarily used in medical devices, industrial materials and pharmaceuticals, with three distinct manufacturing units: Monomer-Polymer and Dajac Labs, Silar Laboratories, and IsoSciences.

  • Represented Cutanea Life Sciences, Inc., a dermatology development company, in connection with its acquisition through a merger by Maruho Co., Ltd, a leader in the development and commercialization of dermatological products in Japan.