DAVID GRINBERG is a partner in Sidley’s Century City office and a member of the global M&A practice. David focuses on M&A and private equity, including tender offers, proxy contests, hostile takeovers and special committee representation. He serves a range of clients from family-owned businesses to exchange-listed companies and multi-national corporations, as well as private equity funds, family offices, investment banks, institutional investors and financial advisers. David also advises clients and their directors on issues regarding governance, corporate strategy and shareholder activism. Prior to joining Sidley, he was a partner at a Los Angeles-based law firm where he chaired the M&A practice.
David’s numerous accolades include being recognized as a Noted Practitioner for California Corporate M&A by Chambers USA (2014–2015) and as a “Southern California Rising Star” by Los Angeles magazine (2006–2012). He was named one of California’s 20 top lawyers under 40 by the Daily Journal (2009) and among the nation’s leading lawyers in Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts by The Legal 500 (2009, 2014–2015). The Los Angeles Business Journal (2011) featured him as one of the “Top 40 M&A Lawyers.” David is also an active member of the community and was recently honored by the Valley Beth Shalom Day School for his commitment to Israel and Jewish education. He earned his J.D. from Emory Law School with high honors, where he was articles editor for the Emory Law Journal. David received his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business with distinction and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
Admissions & Certifications
- New York
- Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1999 (with high honors, Order of the Coif, Charles E. Watkins Scholar, Articles Editor, Emory Law Journal)
- New York University, MBA, 1995 (with distinction, Stern Scholar, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society)
- University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1993 (magna cum laude)