David Lewis is focusing his practice on the representation of established and emerging companies, and the investment firms and strategic investors that finance and acquire these companies, in the area of corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions.

His clients operate in a number of different industries, including education, technology, financial services, consumer products, gaming, airlines and media.

David serves as ongoing corporate and securities counsel for both publicly traded and private companies. In this role, he counsels boards and senior management teams on all aspects of corporate governance, disclosure and securities law compliance, as well as on their duties under state and federal law and under the rules and regulations of the NYSE and Nasdaq. He has led public and private companies through dozens of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions ranging in value from the low millions to over US$1 billion. He also represents public and private issuers, underwriters, placement agents and institutional investors in corporate finance transactions, including IPOs, 144A offerings, follow-on offerings, PIPEs and other private placements involving a broad range of debt and equity securities.

David is a co-founder of DLA Piper's Education Sector, a cross-disciplinary group of lawyers experienced in the representation of education companies.

David is a member of DLA Piper's North American Pro Bono Committee.