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David advises hedge fund and private equity clients on the full panoply of issues facing sophisticated, complex investment managers including various types of transactions (mergers, acquisitions and lending transactions), as well as a broad range of legal, compliance and operating concerns. Clients value his counsel, referring to David as “fabulous” and a “client relationship superstar” (Chambers USA).
He brings extensive hands-on operating experience and perspective to his legal work in global business as the former General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of GSC Group, a large multistrategy asset manager with operations in the U.S. and Europe. At GSC Group, David oversaw a legal and compliance infrastructure encompassing the formation, operation, and administration of U.S. - and Europe-based private equity funds; U.S. - and UK-based collateralized loan obligations; and primarily U.S.-based hedge funds, structured credit funds, and real estate funds.
David's direct knowledge of the inner workings of a complex investment management firm gives him unique insight into the judgment calls and operating decisions his clients must make on a daily basis. He has also worked extensively with his clients' portfolio companies on transactional and financing matters.
Throughout his legal career, David has conceptualized, implemented, and administered a broad variety of business relationships, transactions, and legal and compliance operating infrastructures. He has completed numerous private fund organizations, private placements, mergers, acquisitions, public offerings, securitizations and other corporate finance transactions, with values ranging from $10 million to over $1 billion. David has also worked extensively with business development companies (BDCs) on regulatory and compliance matters, as well as lending transactions.
A tech enthusiast and general counsel of several startups that went public or were sold early in his career, David also works closely with management of several early stage companies as a trusted legal and business consigliere.
David hosts the Lowenstein Sandler Investment Management Breakfast Series, a series of invitation-only quarterly programs in which senior legal and compliance professionals convene to compare notes on their approaches to key compliance concerns facing leading investment managers.