David Saltzman represents companies from around the world in a variety of business transactions and related legal issues. His clients range from small emerging growth companies to large multinational corporations, from a variety of industries, including technology, financial services and life sciences.
David advises clients in all areas of corporate and securities laws, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, sales and purchases of equity and debt securities, and corporate governance matters. He also devotes a substantial amount of his practice to representing emerging growth companies and investment funds in private equity and venture capital matters, and has extensive experience with venture capital financings and fund formations. His work with clients covers all stages of the corporate life span, advising on company formation and structure, general corporate representation and corporate governance, corporate financing and liquidity events.
David’s practice also includes advising clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), counseling on the complexities of the statute, assisting with training, and drafting anti-bribery/anti-corruption policies and procedures.
In addition to his US practice, David has worked on numerous cross-border M&A transactions, financings and joint ventures, including those involving Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America.
David is a frequent speaker on key issues for global companies, and has presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel's Bay Area Chapter on the FCPA, as well as mergers and acquisitions in China. In addition, David has authored several published articles and treatise chapters and has hosted seminars on the FCPA and other trade and compliance issues for Silicon Valley companies.
David has been a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Japan Society of Northern California since 2011, and he currently serves as its Corporate Secretary and the Chair of its Nominating & Governance Committee. He also has been a member of the Editorial Board of the State Bar of California’s Business Law News since 2007.