David Gitlin co-leads the firm's Emerging Technology Practice. He focuses his practice on corporate and securities, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, technology development, and corporate finance. For more than 30 years, David has counseled foreign clients doing business in the United States and U.S. clients doing business abroad. He has structured more than 350 M&A and venture capital deals, many of which have been cross-border transactions involving leading businesses in Finland, India, Israel and Sweden, among others.
David represents both U.S. and foreign venture capital funds and angel investors, and has handled numerous technology development transactions, including collaborations between industry and academia.
David is recognized by Chambers USA Guide as a leading M&A attorney, and is nationally ranked as a leading Venture Capital attorney. In 2005, he was recognized by the mayors of Philadelphia and Tel Aviv for exceptional accomplishments in developing business opportunities for Israeli companies in the United States.
Prior to joining the firm, David was partner in the corporate practice of a large, multidisciplinary law firm. He also practiced at a Philadelphia-based law firm, where he chaired the corporate/securities practice group and was a member of the firm's executive committee.
Areas of Concentration
• Mergers and acquisitions, and private equity
• Venture capital and emerging technologies
• Energy and clean tech
• Life sciences
Awards & Recognition
• Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2015
• Pennsylvania, Corporate M&A and Private Equity, 2007-2014
• Nationwide, Investment Funds and Venture Capital, 2012-2013
• Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
• Recipient, Distinguished Humanitarian Award, Bnai Zion Foundation, 2010
• Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
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Associated News & Events
10.09.15 Greenberg Traurig's David Gitlin to Speak on Angel Capital Association's Webinar on Structured Exits
05.28.15 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Recognized in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide
05.15.15 Greenberg Traurig is a Sponsor of the 15th Annual Conference of the Israel Bar Association
04.22.15 Greenberg Traurig's David Gitlin Honored by Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
01.05.15 A Year in Review: Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia
12.18.14 Greenberg Traurig Launches New Emerging Technology Blog
11.14.14 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Receives Five First-Tier Rankings in U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 ' Best Law Firms'
10.20.14 Greenberg Traurig Partners with Key Players to Sponsor Israel Technology Conference in Philadelphia
06.02.14 Two Greenberg Traurig Pennsylvania Attorneys Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
09.02.15 Structured Exits: A New Universe of Potential Funding for Companies in Underserved Markets
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
• Quoted, Structured Exits: A New Path To Angel Liquidity? Forbes, October 8, 2015
• Author, Structured Exits: A New Universe of Potential Funding for Companies in Underserved Markets, The Deal, September 2, 2015
• Mentioned, Israeli Executives Learn M&A Negotiation Techniques from Greenberg Traurig's David Gitlin, GT Israel Law Blog, March 18, 2015
• Author, 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs Seeking Capital, GT Emerging technology Views Blog, December 9, 2014
• Mentioned, Sealing The Deal: Greenberg Guides Consol's $3.5B Mine Sale, Law360, December 3, 2013
• Mentioned, Murray's $3.5B Consol Coal Mines Buy Gets Antitrust OK, Law360, December 3, 2012
• Mentioned, New Deal: Five Firms Advise $3.5 Billion Sale of W. Va. Coal Mines by Consol, New York Law Journal, October 31, 2013
• Mentioned, Greenberg Among Firms on Consol Deal: Business of Law, Bloomberg, October 29, 2013
• Mentioned, Five Firms Advise on $3.5 Billion Consol Coal Mine Deal, The American Lawyer, October 28, 2013