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David J. Greene
Partner
 
900 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001 
 
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Based in our Washington, D.C. office, David J. Greene is a Partner in the Firm’s Investment Funds Practice. David’s practice focuses on private fund formation and operation, as well as related alternative assets. He has represented sponsors in their global fundraising activities including energy and infrastructure funds, natural resource funds and other private investment vehicles. David regularly publishes articles on topics relating to the private funds industry and has been recommended by The Legal 500 United States. Named a “DC Rising Star” by The National Law Journal, David was also recently recognized at Euromoney’s “Americas Rising Stars” awards for his work forming the $18.5 billion Carlyle Partners VII fund.

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Work Highlights
  • Private fund sponsor representations include: 
    • The Carlyle Group
    • New Mountain 
    • L Catterton
    • Morgan Stanley
    • SoftBank Group
       

       
Accolades
  • The Legal 500 United States
  • 2019 "DC Rising Star," The National Law Journal
Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, 2005 J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, 2002 B.A.
  • University of Pennsylvania, 2002 B.A.S.
Admissions
  • District of Columbia 2006
  • Virginia (inactive)

David Greene is a Partner in the Investment Funds Practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. David’s practice includes the representation of private fund sponsors in forming and operating private funds and related alternative asset arrangements.

David has a broad range of experience, including:

  • Representing sponsors in their global fundraising activities
  • Representing energy and infrastructure funds, natural resource funds, buyout funds, co-investment funds, venture funds, credit funds, real estate funds,  and other private investment vehicles in investments, operations and exits
  • Negotiating strategic relationships, co-investments and other long-term partnering arrangements
  • Structuring U.S. and international investment and operations
  • Structuring internal sponsor arrangements
  • Advising on securities law matters, including registration and compliance under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and exemptions under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940

David has represented a number of preeminent private fund sponsors in various fundraisings, including The Carlyle Group, New Mountain, L Catterton, Morgan Stanley and SoftBank Group. Prior to joining Simpson Thacher, David also advised Denham Capital, LLR Partners, Penfund and Juniper Capital.  

David regularly publishes articles on topics relating to the private funds industry, including for the
Journal of Investment Compliance (“Marketing Non-US Private Equity Funds in the United States: A Roadmap Through the Various Regulations and Tax Implications,” 2017), Global Law and Business (“Private Equity Coinvestment,” chapter in Global Investment Funds, 2016) and Law360 (“Private Equity Firms: Prepare For The BE-180 Survey,” 2015). He has been recognized by leading legal directories. Most recently, he was recommended for “Investment Fund Formation and Management” by The Legal 500 United States and named a 2019 “DC Rising Star” by The National Law Journal. David was also recognized at Euromoney’s “Americas Rising Stars” awards for advising Carlyle in the formation of its $18.5 billion Carlyle Partners VII fund – the largest private equity fund raised in 2018 – which was named a “Deal of the Year.”

David received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. and B.A.S. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia. 

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