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
Awards & Recognition
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2016
•Pennsylvania, Corporate M&A and Private Equity, 2007-2016
•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
09.26.16 Greenberg Traurig's Emerging Technology Group Partners with Northwestern University's Start-Up Incubator, The Garage
06.09.16 Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia Recognized in 2016 Chambers USA Guide
05.27.16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2016 Chambers USA Guide
05.09.16 Greenberg Traurig Hosts Three Events for Philly Tech Week
05.06.16 Greenberg Traurig's Emerging Technology Group to Present at the 2016 Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit
05.03.16 Greenberg Traurig Hosts Philly Tech Week
03.15.16 Greenberg Traurig's David Gitlin and Mark Mattioli to Speak at PACT Digital Health Half-Day Summit
03.10.16 Greenberg Traurig Co-Presents the First Annual International Entrepreneurs Summit of Philadelphia
02.04.16 Greenberg Traurig's David Gitlin and Beth Cohen Participate in the Pennsylvania Angel Venture Fair
01.11.16 A Year in Review: Greenberg Traurig Philadelphia
09.02.15 Structured Exits: A New Universe of Potential Funding for Companies in Underserved Markets
06.07.16 Life Sciences & Medical Technology Newsletter, Spring/Summer 2016
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