David Leinwand

Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

David Leinwand

David Leinwand

Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Biography

David Leinwand is a partner based in the New York office.

Mr. Leinwand’s practice focuses on merger and acquisition transactions. He has represented a broad array of buyers and sellers, as well as their financial advisors, in a wide variety of public and private deals. In particular, Mr. Leinwand has significant experience advising private equity firms in their acquisitions and dispositions and has been recognized by The American Lawyer, The Legal 500 U.S. and IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms for his work in this area. He also provides advice regarding governance matters and the fiduciary duties of officers and directors to corporations and their boards.

Over the past few years, Mr. Leinwand has worked on a number of high-profile deals involving companies in a range of industries, including consumer products and retail, energy, financial services, information technology, and pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Among others, Mr. Leinwand has represented:

* Warburg Pincus in its acquisitions of

* Sterigenics, Inc.,
* Electronic Funds Source,
* Endurance International Group,
* Wencor Group,
* Rural/Metro Corporation, and
* Crossmark, Inc.

* Bausch + Lomb and Warburg Pincus in the $8.7 billion sale of Bausch + Lomb to Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Leinwand previously represented Warburg Pincus in its acquisition of Bausch + Lomb.
* Neiman Marcus, TPG Capital and Warburg Pincus in the $6 billion sale of Neiman Marcus to Ares Management and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which The American Lawyer named its 2014 “Global M&A Deal of the Year: Canada.” Mr. Leinwand previously represented TPG and Warburg Pincus in their acquisition of Neiman Marcus.
* ABB in its $1 billion acquisition of Power-One and in its $1 billion acquisition of Ventyx.
* Endurance International Group in its acquisitions of HostGator and the websites business of Intuit.
* The shareholders of J. & W. Seligman in the sale of the company to Ameriprise.
* Nortel Networks in the sale of its global enterprise solutions business to Avaya.
* Open Text Corporation in its $1.165 billion acquisition of GXS Group and its acquisition of Actuate Corporation.
* TPG in the acquisition, together with Leonard Green & Partners, of Savers Inc..
* Barclays Capital in the purchase of Lehman Brothers’ U.S. and Canadian investment banking and capital markets businesses and its Manhattan headquarters.
* Biomet in its acquisition of the global trauma business of DePuy Orthopaedics.
* DSM in its $1.087 billion acquisition of Martek Biosciences.

He also regularly represents financial advisors in M&A transactions, including Citigroup Global Markets and the Raine Group.

Mr. Leinwand frequently writes on issues relating to the duties of corporate directors and mergers and acquisitions transactions. His articles have been published in The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Penn State Law Review, The M&A Lawyer, The New York Law Journal, Insights and IFLR.

Mr. Leinwand joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 2000. He received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in 1991 and an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1988. From 1991 to 1992 he served as law clerk to the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey, United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Mr. Leinwand is a member of the Bar in New York.

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Education
J.D., magna cum laude
Class of 1991

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

B.S., summa cum laude
Class of 1988

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
Partner
1992 - Current

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is an international law firm that provides legal services to clients. The company serves multinational corporations, international financial institutions, sovereign governments and their agencies, and domestic corporations and financial institutions. The company was founded in 1946 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Clerk
1991 - 1992

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (in case citations, S.D.N.Y.) is a federal district court. Appeals from the Southern District of New York are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit). The Southern District is one of the most influential and active federal district courts in the United States, largely because of its jurisdiction over New York's major financial centers.

Boards & Committees
Member, Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Control Contests
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

Former Senator from Massachusetts

$1,000
2012

Treasurer at Government of Ohio

$250
2010

Founder at Sipprelle Charitable Corporation

Transactions
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Apollo Global Management, Inc. /Private Equity purchases Tech Data Corp.

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Duravant LLC purchases Key Technology, Inc.

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McCormick & Co., Inc. purchases Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc /Food Division from Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
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