David Veator

David Veator: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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  • One International Place, Boston, MA 02110
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David Veator represents a variety of clients with regulatory needs, including entrepreneurs with new or disruptive business models and has obtained results for clients in high-stakes settings before the Division of Insurance, the Division of Banks, Public Utilities, Professional Licensing Boards, the ABCC and other oversight bodies throughout state government. Having served in several high-ranking positions in state government, including Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor and General Counsel to two cabinet offices, David is experienced with regulatory processes including appointments, rulemakings and adjudications as well as constitutional and state finance law and has dealt extensively with ethics, public records and legislative matters.

Also, having served as General Counsel to the Executive Office of Transportation (the predecessor to MassDOT), David has worked on major transportation matters and most notably has represented state transportation agencies in high-profile P3 projects involving private investment in the construction, operation and maintenance of public assets. He is also experienced in financing avenues for important projects and served as Disclosure Counsel to MassDOT in its first Bond issue - the $2.7 billion refinancing of legacy “Big Dig” Debt. In this capacity he drafted MassDOT’s first Official Statement and is extremely knowledgeable about the Authority’s finance and capital construction programs, as well as its corporate governance.

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers Government Relations Law Firm of the Year, 2014

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Government Law & Policy
  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Public Finance
  • Gaming

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
617.310.6012  Phone
617.897.0912  Fax
University Attended:
Dartmouth College, B.A., Tucker Foundation Fellowship
Law School Attended:
Duke University School of Law, J.D., Articles Editor, Duke Law Journal
Year of First Admission:
1988, Massachusetts

Professional & Community Involvement

•Commissioner, Massachusetts State Ethics Commission, 2006-2012

Birth Information:
Greenville, South Carolina, March 17, 1962
Reported Cases:
Experience: Representative Matters: Representation of start- up company with new and disruptive business model before regulators in several states .; Represented MBTA in procurement of new private Operator of 5th largest commuter rail system in the US. Developed and drafted Operating Agreement establishing all operating and maintenance obligations of private operator and establishing risk assumptions among the parties .; Served as disclosure counsel to MassDOT in connection with its first Bond issue-the refinancing of its massive Big Dig debt .; Represented the MBTA in connection with P3 Project resulting in construction of new subway station at the Assembly Square development .; Represented Governor before SJC on constitutional issue.; Negotiated and drafted relevant legal documents for the creation of the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, the public private entity overseeing 27 acres of new public parks in downtown Boston .; Served as national counsel overseeing and coordinating defense of product liability litigation nationwide.; Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Veator prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP .

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