David Blittner

Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP

David Blittner

David Blittner

Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP

Biography

David Blittner co-chair of the private equity transactions group and a partner in the New York office. David is a seasoned corporate transactions attorney with over 25 years of experience practicing in New York. He advises private equity sponsors in connection with acquisitions, dispositions and financings. He has deep experience steering leveraged buyouts and dispositions of public and private companies, as well as minority investments, public recapitalizations and restructurings. He also represents clients on general corporate matters, including governance, equity capital markets liquidity events and securities law compliance matters. David is the co-industry group leader for the firm’s private equity sector group.

David is ranked as a leading lawyer in private equity by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, New York Super Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500. Clients describe him as “very practical and detail-oriented” and note him to be a “very seasoned and talented deal partner” and a “rock-solid adviser.” (Chambers USA)

David frequently represents leading private equity sponsors, including Avista Capital Partners, CCMP Capital Partners, and Partners Group.

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Education
JD
Class of 1991

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

BA
Class of 1988

The State University of New York at Binghamton, also known as Binghamton University is a public research university in the U.S. state of New York. The university is one of the four university centers in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Since its establishment in 1946, the University has grown from a small liberal arts college, Harpur College, to a large doctoral-granting institution, presently consisting of six colleges and schools, and is now home to nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university's main campus is located in the Town of Vestal, with a secondary education center located in the nearby downtown Binghamton. Binghamton University is currently ranked 89th among the 262 national universities ranked in the 2013 U.S. News America's Best Colleges and Universities ranking and has been called a "Public Ivy".

Career History
Partner
2016 - Current

Ropes & Gray LLP is a global law firm with 11 offices located in the United States, Asia, and Europe. The firm has over 1,100 lawyers, and professionals worldwide, and its clients include corporations and financial institutions, government agencies, universities, and health care organizations. It was founded in 1865 in Boston, Massachusetts by John Codman Ropes and John Chipman Gray

Partner
Prior - 2016

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Prior - 2015

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Transactions
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Hillenbrand, Inc. purchases Milacron Holdings Corp.

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Avista Capital Partners purchases Hi-Tech Manufacturing LLC from Yukon Partners Management LLC, May River Capital LLC

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CCMP Capital Advisors LLC, CCMP Capital LP purchase BGIS Global Integrated Solutions Canada LP from Brookfield Business Partners

Awards & Honors
2016
The Legal 500
2016
Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business
2007
The Legal 500 United States
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