David Smith


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David Smith advises public and private companies and institutional investors on a wide range of business transactions, including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, tenders offers, going-private transactions, minority investments, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, related financings, and venture capital investments. He also counsels management, boards of directors, and other governing bodies on fiduciary duties and other corporate responsibilities, and is proficient in California, New York, and Delaware corporate laws.



Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York


  • Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 1999: magna cum laude and salutatorian; member, Penn State Law Review, Woolsack Honor Society, and Corpus Juris Society
  • Saint Joseph's University, B.S., 1992

Professional Activities


  • “Representations and Warranties in M&A Transactions,” Bloomberg (March 2014)
  • “Tips for Entering NDAs in a Merger,” The Daily Journal (May 2012)

Board Member

  • Board Member, National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Former Board Member, Constitutional Rights Foundation


  • American Bar Association

Press Releases

O’Melveny Advises Windy City Wire on Sale to Diploma PLC

October 21, 2020

O’Melveny Advises Kayne Partners In FreightWaves Investment

July 24, 2020

O’Melveny Advises Platinum Equity in Acquisition of L&R Distributors

July 6, 2020

O’Melveny Advises Kayne Partners in Series A Investment in Spatial Networks

January 16, 2020

O’Melveny Advises Skyview Capital in Fidelis Cybersecurity Acquisition

January 16, 2020

O’Melveny Advises Family Office Nolan Capital in Acquisition of Majority Ownership in Ortega National Parks

November 8, 2019

O’Melveny Represents PMC Capital Group, LLC in Acquisition of StyroChem Canada, Ltd.

August 22, 2019

O’Melveny Represents TELEO Capital Management in Acquisition of Onboard Services and Supply Chain Software Business from E-Gatematrix LLC

July 11, 2019

O’Melveny Advises Kayne Partners On US$25 Million Minority Investment In Elevate

June 19, 2019

O’Melveny Advises Kayne Partners On US$25 Million Minority Investment In Riviera Partners

June 11, 2019

O’Melveny Advises Kayne Partners On $25M Series B Financing

May 22, 2019

O’Melveny Represents Barco in Strategic Partnership with Caresyntax

April 16, 2019

O’Melveny Represents Kayne to Provide Equity Funding for Decisiv

January 11, 2019

O’Melveny Represents ConvergeOne in Acquisition of Venture Technologies

December 12, 2018

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