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Listed, The Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" for Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2015)

Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2015)

Listed, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2007–2014)

Listed, Legal 500 United States (2011–2014)

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David A. Gerson

1701 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921
United States
Phone: +1.215.963.5310
Fax: +1.215.963.5001
One Oxford Centre, 32nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-6401
United States
Phone: +1.412.560.3330
Fax: +1.412.560.7001

David A. Gerson is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Philadelphia Business and Finance Practice. He is also a member of the firm's 19-member Advisory Board. Mr. Gerson advises private equity funds and public and private company clients in mergers and acquisitions and securities matters, with a particular emphasis on complex acquisitions, dispositions, and securities transactions. He counsels clients on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, mezzanine finance, securities offerings and compliance, and general corporate law.

Mr. Gerson represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and in ongoing corporate finance matters. His practice encompasses public and private M&A, stock and asset transactions, and purchases and sales through bankruptcy and out-of-court restructuring. He also represents issuers in initial and subsequent public offerings, as well as issuers and strategic and financial investors in private placements of the securities of publicly and privately held corporations.

Mr. Gerson is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.


  • Harvard Law School, 1988, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, 1985, B.A.