David A. Carpenter: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

David A. Carpenter

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 8432

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Practice Areas

  • Agribusiness
  • Banking & Finance
  • Social Finance
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Capital Markets
  • Financial Institutions M&A
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity / Venture Capital
  • India
  • Life Sciences
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 8432
Fax: +1 312 706 8544
University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 1984
Law SchoolDePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1987
Admitted1988, Illinois; 2010, New York


Board member and member of the Social Policy Committee, Metropolitan Family Services, a Chicago-based charitable organization


David Carpenter focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and sales of businesses, joint ventures and strategic alliances, with particular emphasis on cross-border transactions. His practice also includes representing issuers and underwriters/managers on securities transactions, including private placements, Rule 144A transactions, and Regulation S offerings by international issuers, and advising on day-to-day compliance with securities law matters. He also represents corporate clients in negotiating and document relationships with outside investors, distributors and co-packers, and on corporate governance matters.

David serves as co-chair of Mayer Brown's India practice and is active in advising clients on investment and joint venture activities in India. He also represents Indian issuers and underwriters in connection with international aspects of securities offerings, including foreign currency convertible bond transactions.

From March 1998 to June 2001, David served as Executive Vice President, Administration, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary of Metal Management, Inc (NYSE: MM), a publicly traded scrap metal recycler. David was named a Dealmaker of the Week by The American Lawyer in April 2012 for leading a Mayer Brown team that represented Nestle in its $11.85 billion acquisition of Pfizer's infant nutrition business.

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David A. Carpenter

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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