O’Melveny Worldwide

David I. Schultz represents private equity investors and other public and private companies in complex transformative business transactions.  These transactions include domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, restructurings, recapitalizations, minority investments, proxy contests and other complex corporate transactions.

David also regularly advises institutional investors, corporations, their boards of directors and special board committees in connection with corporate governance and compliance matters, stockholder activism, takeover preparedness and other corporate matters.

David has substantial experience in a broad range of industries, including technology, biotechnology, telecommunications, fashion/apparel, healthcare and entertainment, and is supported by experts in the fields of tax, intellectual property, anti-trust, environmental, investment funds, employee benefits and a wide variety of other specialty practices areas.

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  • Representation of MHR Fund Management in its investments in Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., Loral Space & Communications Inc., Navistar International Corporation, Northern Offshore Ltd., Titan International, Inc., Leap Wireless International, Inc., Emisphere Technologies and other public and private companies and joint ventures
  • Representation of MHR Fund Management in the sale of Foresight Therapeutics, Inc. to Shire plc for $300 million
  • Representation of Avenue Capital Group in its investments in YRC Worldwide Inc., Ambow Education Holding Ltd. and Quiznos, Inc.
  • Representation of SHL Investment Group (USA), Inc. in its acquisitions of and investments in fashion and apparel companies
  • Representation of Alibaba Group in its investments in 1stdibs.com
  • Representation of Microsemi Corporation in its US$300 million acquisition of Symmetricom, Inc. via an all-cash tender offer
  • Representation of MakerBot Industries in its US$600 million merger with Stratasys, Inc.
  • Representation of Precision Castparts in its US$2.9 billion acquisition of Titanium Metals via an all-cash tender offer
  • NewQuest Capital Partners in connection with its investment in China Hydroelectric Corporation, including negotiation and settlement of shareholder proxy contest
  • Representation of Tix Corporation in connection with negotiation and settlement of contest for corporate control with significant stockholder
  • Representation of Och-Ziff Capital Management and Farallon Capital Management in connection with its acquisition of Solidus Networks, a biometric-authenticated personalized marketing and payment services provider
  • Representation of Jacobson Partners in its acquisition of the North American forging operations of Metaldyne Corporation
  • Representation of Jacobson Partners in its sale of the Taco Bueno restaurant chain


Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • New York University, J.D., 2001: Dean’s Scholar; Moot Court Board, Case Book Division
  • University of Michigan, B.A., History, 1997: Angell Scholar

Professional Activities


  • New York State Bar Association


  • “The Pandemic’s Impact on Interim Operating Covenants: Lessons From The Now-Resolved Sycamore - L Brands Dispute,” The M&A Journal (August 1, 2020)
  • “Minority Investments in Public Companies: Selected Considerations for the Private Investor,” The M&A Lawyer (January 2011)
  • “Frame of Reference,” Private Equity Manager, (December 14, 2009)
  • “A Cautionary Tale,” The Deal, (August 3, 2009)
  • “Business is Business: Determining Proper Matters for Annual Meetings,” The M&A Lawyer, (May 2009)
  • “A House Conflicted,” The M&A Lawyer, June 2008, and The Deal, (March 20, 2008)
  • “Lies, Damn Lies and M&A Fraud," The Corporate Compliance & Regulatory Newsletter, (January and February 2006)