ProfessionalsDavid S. Huntington
A partner in the Capital Markets Group, David Huntington focuses his practice on corporate finance and securities transactions.
David has represented U.S. and foreign companies in a wide range of financial transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, Rule 144A offerings and other private placements of debt and equity securities, bank financings, debt restructurings and private equity transactions. He has extensive experience providing advice regarding corporate governance, disclosure and other requirements of the U.S. securities laws applicable to U.S. and foreign public companies. David’s clients include Alorica, Automatic Data Processing, CDK Global, Dana Incorporated, Elanco Animal Health Incorporated, Hexion Inc., Lumber Liquidators Holdings, MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, Orion Engineered Carbons S.A., Pioneer Energy Services, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Worldwide Media Services Group.
Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, David served as counsel to Chairman William H. Donaldson and Chairman Christopher Cox of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and, prior to that, as senior counselor to the general counsel of the SEC. He was responsible for providing legal and policy advice on a variety of regulatory and enforcement matters, including securities offering reform, Section 404 internal control requirements, executive compensation disclosure, proxy access, market structure reform, corporate penalty guidelines, Fair Fund distributions, credit rating agency regulation, soft dollar regulation, mutual fund governance reform and hedge fund regulation. David has also served as an attorney-advisor in the general counsel’s office of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
David is chair of the Securities Regulation Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association – Compliance and Legal Division, and the LL.M. Advisory Council of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He serves on the boards of directors of the Regional Plan Association and Princeton in Africa and is currently serving as a steward of Power Ten New York and on the advisory board of Row New York. David is also recognized as a leading capital markets lawyer by The Legal 500.