For more than 20 years, Dave Grubman has represented Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds in acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. He also has advised management and boards of directors in connection with activist shareholders. His practice encompasses corporate transactions involving public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and recapitalizations. Dave leads the M&A Practice in the Pittsburgh Office.
Dave represents companies in a broad range of industries. Recently he represented Calgon Carbon in its $1.3 billion sale to Kuraray, RTI International in its $1.5 billion sale to Alcoa, Wabtec in its $11.1 billion merger with GE Transportation, NEP Group in its sale to Carlyle Global Partners and 25+ acquisitions with an aggregate deal value in excess of $1 billion, 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, Wolf Furniture in its sale to an affiliate of TH Lee, Calgon Carbon in its $160 million acquisition of Arkema's activated carbon and filtration media business, Confluence Technologies in its sale to TA Associates, Black Box Corporation in its sale to AGC Networks, LIXIL Corporation in its $542 million acquisition of American Standard Brands from Sun Capital, and Calgon Carbon in connection with various matters related to activist investor Starboard Value.
Dave is a past member of the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federation of North America and the Leadership Pittsburgh Class of 2011. He also serves as the board president of the Humane Animal Rescue and as a director of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
Jones Day's 2020 Speaker Series - Beyond the 2020 Proxy Season: Activism, Disclosure, and Governance Considerations and Trends for 2021
- 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)
Best Lawyers in America (2018-2021)
"Rising Star," Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2010-2013)
Acritas "Star Lawyer" (2019-2021)
Chambers USA (2020-2021): 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"