Press Release April 2, 2024

Alston & Bird Enhances Mergers & Acquisitions Practice with New York Partner

Alston & Bird has further strengthened its mergers and acquisitions practice by adding partner David L. Shaw to the firm’s New York office. David guides public and private companies through complex business transactions and general corporate matters. He advises on a variety of transactions, including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and majority and minority investments.

“We’re thrilled to welcome David, a seasoned advisor to some of the most active players in the M&A and private equity spaces for more than two decades,” said Scott Kummer, co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Corporate & Business Transactions Group. “His legal skills and dealmaking acumen have earned a stellar reputation on Wall Street.”

“David’s arrival continues the elevation of our transactional capabilities in New York,” said James Sullivan, partner-in-charge of Alston & Bird’s New York office. “He shares our focus on developing strong relationships built on trust, as well as our commitments to technical rigor and excellent client service.”

“I’m delighted to join Alston & Bird, which I have long admired for both achieving outstanding outcomes for clients and nurturing a collaborative culture that endures as the firm grows,” said David.

David was a partner at Fried Frank before joining Alston & Bird’s mergers & acquisitions practice. The practice counsels clients that range from Fortune 50 companies to startups. Its corporate attorneys represent nearly 100 U.S. public companies, as well as private companies, private equity firms, and financial institutions operating globally across a wide range of industries. The practice advises clients on the full spectrum of corporate matters.

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