David S. Bakst

New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone+1 212 506 2551

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Emerging Markets
  • Social Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions M&A
  • Insurance
  • Transactions
  • Bermuda & Other Offshore Reinsurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Complex Reinsurance Transactions
  • Insurance Linked Securities
  • Insurance Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Insurance Outsourcing & Information Technology
  • Insurance Regulatory & Compliance
  • Insurance Tax
  • Life Insurance & Reinsurance Transactions
  • Pension De-Risking & Longevity Solutions
  • Reinsurance Run-off and Insolvency
  • Latin America
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 212 506 2551
Fax: +1 212 262 1910
University Northwestern University, B.A., 1993
Law SchoolBoston College Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1996
Admitted1997, New York; 1997, Massachusetts


New York State Bar Association

New York City Bar Committee on Securities Regulation

LanguagesEnglish; Hebrew

David Bakst is a partner in Mayer Brown's Corporate and Securities practice specializing in Capital Markets. His practice focuses on a wide variety of public and private securities offerings ranging from large New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ listed IPOs and multibillion-dollar debt offerings to private placements. David focuses on debt and equity capital markets with a particular concentration on securities offerings involving non-US issuers. David has extensive international experience and has led securities offerings for a number of the largest companies in Latin America, Asia and Europe. He advises clients from a broad range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, energy, telecommunications and technology.

David practiced corporate and securities law for another prominent international law firm in New York and Hong Kong for nine years. From 2000 until 2004, he was an investment banker for Lehman Brothers in Hong Kong where he was a senior vice president focused on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions throughout Asia.


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Three Things US Audit Committee Members Should Consider in 2015
David S. Bakst,Jason S. Bazar,John P. Berkery,Edward S. Best,Jennifer J. Carlson, April 14, 2015
Audit Committees are facing increased demands from many quarters heading into 2015, which expand their responsibilities, expose them to greater regulatory scrutiny and potential liabilities, and provide the basis for proxy and shareholder activists to oppose the re-election of Audit Committee...

Three Things US Audit Committee Members Should Consider Now
David S. Bakst,John P. Berkery,Edward S. Best,James B. Carlson,Michael L. Hermsen, September 19, 2014
Audit Committees have seen their responsibilities increase dramatically in 2014. Additionally, they have also faced increased regulatory scrutiny, potential liabilities and proxy and shareholder activist opposition to the re-election of Audit Committee members to the board of directors of the...

First Conflict Minerals Filings Still Due June 2, 2014
Duncan A. W. Abate,David S. Bakst,Harry R. Beaudry,John P. Berkery,Edward S. Best, May 12, 2014
On April 29, 2014, Keith Higgins, the director of the Division of Corporation Finance for the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the Division), issued a statement confirming that “the Division expects companies to file any reports required under Rule 13p-1 on or before” June 2,...
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David S. Bakst

1675 Broadway
New YorkNY 10019-5820


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