Clients turn to David Bakst for legal representation in the capital markets and securities space for both public and private offerings. For over 25 years, David has led securities offerings for clients from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Latin America, making him a trusted resource for clients navigating global markets. David regularly represents a number of the world’s largest pension funds and asset managers in a variety of capital markets and other matters.

David manages offerings ranging from large New York Stock Exchange- and NASDAQ-listed IPOs and multibillion-dollar debt offerings to smaller private offerings. He advises clients from a broad range of industries, including life sciences, financial services, energy, telecommunications, and technology. David regularly advises leading investment banking firms on domestic and international capital markets offerings, and also advises companies regarding Securities Act and Exchange Act compliance, NYSE and NASDAQ compliance, corporate governance, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act matters.


  • Englisch
  • Hebräisch


Boston College Law School, JD, cum laude
Editor-in-Chief, International & Comparative Law Review, 1995-1996

Northwestern University, BA


  • New York


  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Committee on Securities Regulation 
  • Recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" for Securities/Capital Markets by The Best Lawyers in America
  • Recognized as "Highly regarded" by IFLR1000 guide for Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, and M&A in the United States
  • Legal 500 US says: "David Bakst is an experienced capital markets specialist with significant expertise in a variety of global markets" for Capital Markets: Debt, Equity and Global Offerings
  • Legal 500 US notes that David is a “key member of the [capital markets] team,” and recommends him for Capital Markets: Debt Offerings