David J. Johnson Jr.


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Dave Johnson represents corporations, funds, and investment banks in all aspects of corporate finance and capital markets transactions including acting as lead counsel in numerous domestic and international public and private capital markets offerings, PIPE transactions and negotiated restructurings. Dave has represented issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt (including ABS, convertible and high-yield) securities in cross-border transactions in the US, Europe, and Asia, as well as acted as counsel to investment funds in debt and equity investments and exchange transactions.

Dave has acted as counsel to issuers, advisors and funds in connection with direct debt and equity investments, debt tender and exchange offers and distressed restructurings.


Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 US in Capital Markets: Debt (2020)
  • Recognized by IFLR1000 as a "Leading Lawyer" (2017) and "Highly Regarded" in Capital Markets - Equity (2018-2021)
  • Recommended in Capital Markets: Debt and Equity by Who's Who Legal (2018-2019)


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Washington, DC
  • New York
  • Hong Kong


  • University of Virginia, J.D., M.B.A., 1985
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1979

Professional Activities


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Bona Film Group: Represented the borrower in film slate financing.
  • Lai Fung Holdings: Represented licensee in connection with theme park project.
  • SunTech Power Holdings: Represented debtor in restructuring.
  • PT Berlian Laju Tanker: Represented lead investor in refinancing of distressed senior notes.
  • Village Roadshow Entertainment: Represented term B lenders in recapitalization.