David Black

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Member for 7 months
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david.black@gtlaw.com
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Over 30 years of private practice and corporate general counsel experience, including 10 years as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of two Fortune 500 global NYSE and NASDAQ companies. Ability to drive results in both large, complex Fortune 500 companies and also in nimble organizations with limited resources.

Proven General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of private and public companies from start-up to $6.2 billion in sales with general legal & cross functional administrative leadership expertise (e.g., corporate facilities, corporate security, risk management and insurance procurement, and corporate philanthropic foundation) globally across multiple industries.

Driven, innovative, and highly effective senior in-house legal executive with a proven track record of partnering with management, streamlining sales-to-contract processes, reducing legal fees and expenses, and lowering corporate risk profile. Talented practitioner, leader and results-oriented motivator providing leadership for strategic and tactical legal initiatives.

Led the 2nd largest IPO in the history of NASDAQ ($2.3 Billion), multiple public and private secondary debt and equity offerings, and more than 150 mergers and acquisitions.

In private practice, provide counsel to companies across various industries and sectors, including manufacturing, distribution, retail, wholesale, telecommunications, cable television, information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing, software licensing and development, hardware leasing, health care, real estate development, investment, management and financing, commercial banking and lending.

Represented clients on matters relating to information technology, corporate governance and structures, partnership issues, mergers and acquisitions, commercial banking and lending, marketing, branding and endorsement agreements, health care, commercial real estate, human resources and general business issues.

Specialties: Corporate Governance; Corporate Finance & Securities Transactions; Corporate Compliance; Corporate Secretary; Mergers & Acquisitions; VC & Private Equity; Asset Purchases; Joint Ventures; Strategic Alliances; Technology Outsourcing & BPO; OEM and Reseller Agreements; Technology Licensing and Transfers; Commercial Real Estate; Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation; Risk Management; Employment Relations; Stock Option Plans; Vendor Contracts; Intellectual Property Portfolio; Legislative Affairs