David W. Pollak has more than 30 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. He represents clients in merger and acquisition transactions and in public and private offerings of securities, including in initial public offerings. David works closely with financial services, technology, life sciences, information services, and investment banking clients, and represents private equity firms.
David served as the firm’s managing partner of operations, responsible for the firm’s financial performance, for almost nine years. David also served as leader of the firm’s business and finance practice for seven years, an elected member of the firm’s Compensation Committee for eight years, and an Advisory Board member for six years. For the last 24 years, he has chaired the Practising Law Institute’s seminar on “Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company,” presented annually in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. He teaches a third-year course in negotiating skills in the context of M&A and securities transactions as an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law. The legal community often calls upon David to testify as an expert witness on M&A and securities law transactions.
Comment Editor, The University of Chicago Law Review
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2019, 2020, 2022)
Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 United States (2018)
Noted in The Legal 500 for Capital Markets: Equity Offerings (2014)
Co-Chair, Practising Law Institute, Program on “Acquiring or Selling the Privately-Held Company”
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Corporations and Securities
Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University