David S. Bakst

Financial Services M&A, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance


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.


  • 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

Formação Acadêmica

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


  • New York


  • Inglês
  • Hebraico


  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Committee on Securities Regulation