David J.  Greenwald

David J. Greenwald

  • Chairman
  • Partner
  • Corporate
  • New York
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David J. Greenwald is chairman of Fried Frank.

Before rejoining the Firm in 2013, Mr. Greenwald served as the international general counsel and a deputy general counsel of Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs' legal department in 1994, and was named managing director in 1998 and partner in 2000. In addition to his responsibilities within the legal department, he co-chaired Goldman Sachs' Firmwide Suitability Committee, which sets standards for clients and financial products. He was also a member of and counsel to both Goldman Sachs' Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee and European Management Committee, and counsel to the Growth Markets Operating Committee. 

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Greenwald was a corporate partner at Fried Frank from 1990 to 1994, principally representing private equity clients and clients engaged in mergers or other business combination transactions.

Professional Associations

Member, Board of Trustees, Columbia University
Member, Dean's Council of Columbia University Law School
Chair, Wharton Alumni Executive Board
Deputy Chairman, Financial Markets Law Committee (United Kingdom)
Former Co-Chair, PLI Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe
Member, Board of Directors, Legal Aid Society
Member, Board of Directors, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
Member, Board of Directors, Third Way
Member, Board of Directors, Lincoln Center Theater

Practices & Industries


Columbia Law School, JD – 1983
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
University of Pennsylvania, BS – 1980
  • summa cum laude
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