David Greenwald is the chairman of Fried Frank. Under his leadership, the firm has focused on advising clients on their most complex and challenging matters.
David is frequently quoted regarding the firm’s strategy and financial performance by industry publications including in The American Lawyer, Bloomberg Big Law Business, Forbes, The Lawyer, LEADERS Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal.
David began his career at Fried Frank and served as a corporate partner from 1990 to 1994, principally representing our private equity clients and clients engaged in mergers or other business combination transactions. Prior to rejoining the firm in 2013, David worked for twenty years in the legal department of Goldman Sachs, where he was named managing director in 1998 and partner in 2000. He served in various roles at Goldman Sachs, including as international general counsel and a deputy general counsel.
News releases |Fried Frank Welcomes Highest Ranking Antitrust Prosecutor Richard A. Powers from the US Department of Justice⟶
News releases |Former NYC Planning Commission Chair Anita Laremont to Join Fried Frank’s Land Use Practice⟶
News releases |Fried Frank Welcomes Philip A. Heimowitz as Partner in the Asset Management Practice⟶
Media mentions |David J. Greenwald Interviewed by Law.com Regarding the Firm’s Financial Performance⟶
News releases |Fried Frank Expands European Presence, Opens Brussels Office⟶
Media mentions |David J. Greenwald Interviewed by Law.com on US Return to Office⟶
News releases |Fried Frank Chairman David J. Greenwald Denounces Anti-Semitism⟶
Alerts and newsletters |M&A/PE Quarterly, Fall 2022⟶
M&A/PE Briefing |Most Recent Section 220 Decisions Amplify Stockholders’ Broad Rights to Inspect Corporate Books and Records—NVIDIA, SharpSpring, and Hauppauge Digital⟶
Alerts and newsletters |Fried Frank M&A/PE Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2022⟶
M&A/PE Briefing |Court of Chancery Accepts, “With Trepidation,” at Motion to Dismiss Stage, a “Novel Theory” of Liability for Directors—Garfield⟶
Alerts and newsletters |Fried Frank M&A/PE Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2022⟶
Client memorandum |Far-Reaching Rules Proposed by SEC Would Transform SPAC Process to Make It More Burdensome than a Traditional IPO⟶
M&A/PE Briefing |Court of Chancery Clarifies Delaware Law on “Sandbagging”—the Arwood Decision and Related Practice Points⟶
Client memorandum |Court of Chancery Orders Buyer to Close, As Target’s Pandemic Responses (Based on Unique Facts) Did Not Breach Its Ordinary Course Covenant—Level 4 Yoga⟶
M&A/PE Briefing |Implications of Lee for a Board’s Decision to Reject a Nomination Notice That is Not in Compliance With the Advance Notice Bylaw⟶