David Sneider

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

David Sneider

David Sneider

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Biography

Mr. Sneider currently is a partner in the Corporate Department at the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. He is head of the Tokyo office, and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee

Mr. Sneider advises both Japanese and multinational clients in cross-border transactions involving Japan, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. Before joining the Tokyo office he was an associate in the firm’s Corporate Department in New York, New York.

His previous experience includes:

Salomon Brothers Inc. 1987 – 1991, Director and Counsel, Legal Department, Tokyo, Japan and New York, New York

Counsel to Salomon Brothers based in Tokyo and responsible for the Asian region. Primary activities included liaison with the Japanese Ministry of Finance with respect to Salomon Brothers’ operations in Japan.

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison 1984 – 1987, Associate in the Corporate Department, New York, New York

Mr. Sneider has also served as the Burgess Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science; Director, Toyota Research Program, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; and Senior Research Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation.

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David Sneider
Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1984

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.

Attendee
Class of 1980

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. The University aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills. To learn more about the University of Tokyo, please visit the pages below.

BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1979

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

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Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Career History
Partner
1992 - Current

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

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Member, Executive Committee
Current

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Political Donations
$2,000
2012

Former President of United States

$2,000
2008

Former President of United States

$1,300
2007

Former President of United States

Transactions
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Calsonic Kansei Corp., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP purchase Magneti Marelli SpA from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV

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Blackstone Corporate Private Equity purchases AYUMI Pharmaceutical Corp. from Unison Capital, Inc.

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Japan Industrial Partners, Inc., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP, Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Inc. /Private Group purchase Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.

Awards & Honors
2000
Chambers Global - Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers
Legal Media Group - Best of the Best
Asia Law & Practice - Asialaw Leading Lawyers
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