Dave Grubman is M&A Chair for Americas for the Firm's Corporate Practice. For nearly 25 years, Dave has represented clients in a wide range of complex and bet-the-company transactions and activist defense matters. He is widely recognized as the leading M&A lawyer in Western Pennsylvania and one of the leading M&A lawyers in Pennsylvania.
Dave recently represented Evoqua (NYSE: AQUA) in its $7.5 billion sale to Xylem, the co-founders of Archaea Energy in its $4.1 billion sale to BP plc, and an industrial conglomerate in its settlement with activist investor Barington. He has also represented U. S. Steel in the sale of Transtar to an affiliate of Fortress for $640 million, Shiseido in its $845 million acquisition of Drunk Elephant, Calgon Carbon (NYSE: CCC) in its $1.3 billion sale to Kuraray, RTI International (NYSE: RTI) in its $1.5 billion sale to Alcoa, Wabtec (NYSE: WAB) in its $11.1 billion merger with GE Transportation, U. S. Steel in an Option Agreement for a potential $2.4 billion iron ore joint venture with Stelco, NEP Group in its sale to Carlyle Global Partners, XIO Group in its $510 million tender offer for Lumenis, NRG Energy in its $1.375 billion sale of NRG Yield and NRG's Renewables Platform, and Black Box (NYSE: BBOX) in its sale to AGC Networks.
Dave is the board chair of Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh and a board officer of the Pittsburgh Zoo. He is also an alum of Leadership Pittsburgh and the Jewish Federation's National Young Leadership Cabinet.
- October 14, 2020
Beyond the 2020 Proxy Season: Activism, Disclosure and Governance Considerations and Trends for 2021
- July 22, 2020
M&A Update: Post-Closing Earnouts
- January 23, 2020
- October 16, 2019
2019 Proxy Season and Beyond – Hot Topics and Developments in Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation, and Stockholder Activism
- June 2018
Board Oversight of Corporate Culture, KPMG Board Roundtable
- May 30, 2018
Jones Day's 2018 Speaker Series: CFIUS: Current Practice and Upcoming Changes
- December 15, 2015
Appreciating Reps, Warranties and Indemnities in the M&A and Commercial Practice
- October 15, 2015
2015 Regional Energy Conference: Navigating Turbulences in Global Oil & Gas Markets
- December 3, 2014
KPMG’s Fall Audit Committee Roundtable Series Tapping International Markets: Key Governance Challenges
- November 6, 2014
Trends in Pennsylvania M&A – Is the Region Building Up for a Boom in Deal Activity?
- July 25, 2014
Jones Day Regional Energy Conference, International Implications of the Marcellus and Utica Shale
- August 15, 2013
2013 Speaker Series: Mergers & Acquisitions Representation and Warranty Insurance
- February 14, 2013
Jones Day Regional Energy Conference, Harnessing Regional Opportunity in the new Energy Economy
- January 31, 2013
The Ever-Increasing Risk of an Antitrust Issue Holding Up That Next Big Deal
- University of Pittsburgh (J.D. 1998); Cornell University (B.S. 1995)
Acritas "Star Lawyer" (2019-2021)
Chambers USA, Band 1 (2020-2022): clients comment that "he is very hard-working and a gifted negotiator" and "takes the time to understand your business and his advice is tailored to your specific situation"
The Legal Intelligencer, "Most Effective Dealmakers" (2021)
Named a 2022 Northeast Trailblazer by The American Lawyer
Best Lawyers in America (2018-2021)
"Rising Star," Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2010-2013)