David's practice focuses on all aspects of corporate and securities law, including public and private mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, capital markets financings and corporate governance (including board advisory mandates). He has extensive experience on contested proxy battles and shareholder activism matters.
David joined Blakes as a first year summer student in 1986. Over the years, he has served as a member of the Firm's Partner Compensation Committee (twice), Finance Committee and Legal Personnel Committee and he is a prior chair of the Firm’s Summer Student Committee. He has also served as Co-Chair of the Securities/M&A Group. David currently serves on the Firm's Executive Committee (since 2015).
In the early 1990s, David spent two years in London on secondment to the international finance department of U.K.-based law firm Linklaters, where his practice comprised Eurobond financings and structured finance transactions.