David Washburn is a partner in the firm’s corporate securities practice and specializes in representing high growth companies and their investors. David has significant experience in M&A transactions (for both buyers and sellers), private equity transactions, registered securities offerings and general business advice. David also maintains significant experience in corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley and internal investigation matters. David's M&A practice is distinguished by the fact that he is routinely engaged by Boards, Senior Management, investment bankers and other counsel who are tasked with managing a high-stakes, complex or usual M&A transaction. The Legal 500 (a directory of leading practitioners compiled on the basis of peer and client referrals) called Mr. Washburn one of the leading M&A lawyers in the United States and reported: "His straight-forward, goal-oriented, 'place-the-client's-objectives first' attitude is refreshing and places him in a very small elite of attorneys. He always delivers prompt, courteous, best practice services."