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 Continues to Build M&A and Private Equity Practice with the Addition of Andrew Rearick in London⟶
News releases |Fried Frank Continues to Grow Asset Management Practice with Arrival of Jason Koenig⟶
News releases |Fried Frank Welcomes High 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⟶
M&A/PE Briefing |Officer May Have Liability for Ignoring “Red Flags” of Sexual Harassment Problem at the Company (Under Caremark)—and for His Own Sexual Harassment (as a Duty of Loyalty Violation)—McDonald’s⟶
M&A/PE Briefing |Chancery’s Second Decision on SPAC Fiduciary Duties Reaffirms Entire Fairness Review But Still Leaves Open Whether It Would Apply If Disclosure Was Adequate—Delman⟶
Alerts and newsletters |M&A/PE Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2022⟶
M&A/PE Briefing |Delaware Supreme Court Holds a Controller Is Not Liable For Its “Opportunistic and Manipulative” Conduct, As Fiduciary Duties Were Contractually Waived—Boardwalk Pipeline v. Bandera⟶
M&A/PE Briefing |Important Lessons from the Court of Chancery Regarding PE Sponsors, Portco Operating Agreements, Failed Projections, and More—P3 Health Group⟶
Client memorandum |Court of Chancery Addresses Board Responsibility Under Caremark for Cybersecurity Risk—SolarWinds⟶
Client memorandum |Second Circuit Makes New Law by Establishing a Bright-Line Test for Standing to Bring Rule 10b-5 Claims Challenging a Target’s False or Misleading Pre-Merger Disclosure—Menora v. Frutarom⟶
M&A/PE Briefing |Drafting Lessons from the Court of Chancery—the Meaning of “Void,” “Subject to,” and “And”⟶
Alerts and newsletters |M&A/PE Quarterly, Fall 2022⟶