David Greenwald

David Greenwald has been the chairman of Fried Frank since 2013. Before holding this position, Mr. Greenwald served as the international general counsel and a deputy general counsel of Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs’ legal department in 1994 and was named managing director in 1998 and partner in 2000. In addition to his responsibilities within the legal department, he co-chaired Goldman Sachs’ Firmwide Suitability Committee, which sets standards for clients and financial products. He was also a member of and counsel to both Goldman Sachs’ Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee and European Management Committee and counsel to the Growth Markets Operating Committee. 

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Greenwald was a corporate partner at Fried Frank from 1990 to 1994, principally representing private equity clients and clients engaged in mergers or other business combination transactions.

He serves on the Dean’s Council of Columbia University Law School and on the Wharton Executive Board for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He has also been the co-chair of the PLI Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe for the last five years.


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