David J. Wolfson

Partner/Executive Director

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David J. Wolfson is the Executive Director of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a partner of the firm’s Corporate Group. As Executive Director, David manages the firm’s global business services functions. He joined Milbank in 1993 and has been a partner since 2003.

Primary Focus & Experience

Mr. Wolfson focuses mainly on the representation of domestic and international companies in connection with a wide variety of business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings, including bankruptcy-related restructurings. He has significant cross-border M&A experience.

He has particular expertise in Latin America, energy transactions, and finance transactions. His recent representations include:

  • ITOCHU Corporation, as part of the investor group which acquired Samson Investment Company for $7.2 billion, the largest US private equity transaction in 2011
  • ITOCHU Corporation in its $1.5 billion investment in Drummond International, LLC, owner and operator of coal mining operations and infrastructure assets in Colombia
  • Arrow Electronics, Inc. in numerous acquisitions and on general corporate matters
  • the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Lehman Brothers
  • buyers and sellers in Latin America and energy transactions

Recognition & Accomplishments

Mr. Wolfson has received the 2013 International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award for M&A in New York and for the USA overall. Mr. Wolfson has been recognized in The Legal 500 United States and The Legal 500 Latin America for his M&A work. Mr. Wolfson is currently an adjunct professor at NYU School of Law. He is also the chair of the firm’s Professional Development Committee. He is a graduate of Columbia School of Law where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and Duke University.

Additional Details
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1993
  • College of Law, C.P.E., 1990
  • Duke University, B.A., 1988
  • New York
  • Maryland
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California