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David Schwartz

Partner, Short Hills

david.schwartz@dlapiper.comT +1 973 520 2555F +1 973 520 2575

I am a corporate and transactional attorney who concentrates on early and emerging growth companies. I guide companies and investors from formation through exit and everything in between. My practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law matters, primarily in the technology, life sciences and healthcare industries. My transactional experience includes venture capital and private equity financings, IPOs, PIPEs, registered direct offerings and direct follow-on offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions and going-private and other strategic transactions. I routinely serve as outside general counsel for private and public companies at various stages of development and provides general corporate representation, such as advice to boards of directors and management concerning corporate governance matters. I am a member of DLA Piper's National Leadership Group of the US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice and my passion is to be a valued partner to my clients. I work out of both the New York and Short Hills offices.

When not working, I can usually be found on the soccer field coaching my three kids or in the mountains of New Hampshire, skiing in the winter and sailing in the summer. I am a BIG Chelsea F.C. fan and I love the New York Yankees and New York Giants.