David G. Dargatis Senior Counsel

David has a diverse corporate transactional practice which encompasses domestic and international business transactions and matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, government contracting, defense and intelligence, and cybersecurity transactional and counseling matters, and complex structuring and restructuring transactions.

His clients operate in numerous industries and sectors (including information technology, defense and intelligence, government contracting, health and life sciences, and financial services). David holds an active security clearance, and is a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Cyber Council’s R&D Task Force.

David’s practice is complemented by his extensive prior business, accounting and finance experience and education. Prior to law school, David was a senior accounting analyst for IBM Corporation, where he was responsible for the consolidation, analysis, and regular review with senior management of financial issues and results of various world-wide operations. While there, he earned a Masters in Business Administration degree from Fordham University and the Certified Management Accountant professional designation, and previously earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Following law school, David served as a law clerk to the late Honorable Max Rosenn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

“Every client and matter is unique, however, most often only a limited number of issues are truly important to a client. My focus throughout every representation is to craft solutions which fully achieve the clients’ business and legal objectives regarding those important issues, while ensuring that all of the lesser issues and details also are fully addressed behind the scenes without becoming a distraction to the client, thereby allowing the clients to concentrate on running their businesses rather than on legal issues.”


Representation of SunFunder, an innovative solar finance business, in connection with all aspects of the formation, negotiation and closing of its $50 million Beyond The Grid Solar Fund.

Representation of leading government contractor in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets in its US$800 million acquisition of preeminent national security firm focused on classified military and intelligence community programs.

Representation of Fortune 100 company in the divestiture of its classified consulting services business to a Fortune 100 defense contractor.

Representation of Washington Technology Top 30 Government Contractor and Fortune 1000 Company in connection with classified special programs and cybersecurity structuring, legal and business policy development, risk management and related matters.

Representation of Euronext Amsterdam-listed and the leading European (and one of the leading North American) bicycle, parts and accessories company in (1) the establishment of its first US subsidiary and the related negotiation and purchase of a US equipment, parts, and supply company; (2) the purchase and establishment of the company's initial North American distribution company in a Canadian court-approved insolvency proceedings (with the assistance of Canadian local counsel); (3) the acquisition of a leading US electric bicycle manufacturing and sales company; (4) all US aspects of the acquisition of a UK-based bicycle company, including its prominent US brands and operations; and (5) the restructuring of the company's US holding company and subsidiaries.

Representation of privately held healthcare information technology and data analytics solutions provider in a complex multiparty exit sale to a multibillion dollar publicly listed managed health insurance and healthcare provider.

Representation of publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager in its acquisition of a leading provider of sales, installation, maintenance and repair of residential and commercial heating and cooling systems.

Representation of European exchange-listed international financial services company in the complex restructuring of its US financial services subsidiary and the related sale of a majority stake in that US subsidiary to another European exchange-listed international financial services company.

Representation of NYSE-listed company serving the national security market in the disposition of a part of its air traffic management and operations subsidiary to a Fortune 500, NYSE-listed high-technology engineering and manufacturing company.

Representation of Fortune 500 company throughout the bidding, structuring, negotiation, and successful sale of its US$1 billion international port terminal, logistics, and related businesses to a non-US acquirer.

Representation of dual US and European-based venture investment organization of a European exchange-listed multinational healthcare company focused on both pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, and among world's largest biotech companies, in numerous strategic partnering, licensing and investment transactions.

Representation of notable non-profit global impact investing organization in closing a ground-breaking US$48 million hybrid equity and debt-funded private investment fund formed to assist businesses servicing low income communities in emerging markets.

Representation of strategic enterprise consulting and IT management services government contractor focused on supporting the intelligence community and Department of Defense customers, in its acquisition of another government contractor which provides unique technological solutions to a complimentary customer.

Representation of enterprise software company in connection with its US$37 million private investment from prominent venture capital firm, in which all funds raised were used to provide liquidity to existing investors and option holders.

Representation of leading international solar finance business based in United States and Tanzania in structuring, fund raising and investment matters.

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • Fordham University, MBA, Finance
  • The Pennsylvania State University, BS, Accounting
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, JD, with High Distinction, Senior Articles Editor, Iowa Law Review

Member, Cyber Council, Research and Development Sub-Council, Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA)

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