David Lewis > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Phoenix, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
PHOENIX, AZ 85016-4232
United States
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Work Department

Corporate; Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity; Emerging Growth and Venture Capital; Education; Technology


Chair, US Education Sector


David Lewis focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, other complex corporate transactions and the general representation of public and private companies.

His clients operate in a number of different industries, including education, technology, financial services, real estate, 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 and investors in corporate finance transactions, including initial and follow-on equity offerings, public and 144A debt offerings, securitizations and other private offerings 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 and institutions, and has represented education clients in connection with numerous acquisitions, dispositions, investments, financings, and compliance matters.


B.A., Dartmouth College; M.A., Duke University; J.D., Duke University School of Law