David Lopez’s practice focuses on corporate matters and financial transactions across governance, public reporting, capital markets, finance, liability management, digital assets, and distributed ledgers.

He has extensive experience with initial public offerings for domestic and foreign private issuers, public and private equity, debt and structured securities offerings, and with a range of liability management transactions such as issuer self-tender, exchange offers, consent solicitations, and open market strategies.

David also co-leads Cleary’s practice in digital assets and distributed ledger applications, representing payment companies, exchanges, custodians, and corporates. His work includes both structuring and securities law compliance.

David joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1998.

Notable Experiences

  • Counseled a number of issuers on corporate finance, corporate governance, securities/disclosure, and/or liability management, including for Alcoa, Arconic, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Global Foundries, HCA Healthcare, HigherOne, IASIS Healthcare, International Flavors and Fragrances, Liberty Mutual, McDonalds, PEMEX, Petrobras, Sabre, Sotera Health, Starbucks, Surgical Care Affiliates, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Verisign, Verizon, and Walgreens Boots Alliance.

  • Advised various underwriters on debt and equity offerings, including for American Express, Amkor Technology, BlackRock, Citizens Republic Bancorp, Heartland Payment Systems, Ladenburg Financial, Patriot Coal Corporation, Pacific Life, PROS Holdings, Regions Financial, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Unum Group, and XLCapital.

  • Advised in various liability management transactions, including tender offers, exchange offers, and consent solicitations for AIG, CEMEX, CFR Pharmaceuticals, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Codelco, Forest Laboratories, Kindred Healthcare, Liberty Mutual, PEMEX, Petrobras, Playa Resorts, Verizon, and Zions Bancorporation.

  • Issuers’ counsel in a number of SEC-registered IPOs, including for Global Foundries, Higher One Holdings, Sabre, Sotera Health, and Surgical Care Affiliates.

  • Underwriters’ counsel in a number of SEC-registered IPOs, including for Adeptus Health, Aptalis Pharmaceuticals (subsequently purchased), IMS Health, MasterCard, and VMware.

  • Represented major digital asset custodians, payment companies, investment funds, ecommerce platforms, and corporates on various projects to develop or analyze lending, staking, stablecoin-as-a-service, tokenized real-world asset, and/or utility token projects in compliance with U.S. regulations.

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