Oscar A. David

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Oscar A. David

Oscar A. David

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Biography

Oscar A. David, Partner
Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions/Securities/Corporate Governance
Legal Services:
Finance
Corporate Governance
Private Equity LBOs/Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity Funds
Securities Offerings
Venture Capital/Growth Equity/Emerging Companies
Industries:
Aerospace and Defense
Food, Beverage and Agriculture
Telecommunications and Wireless
Sports, Entertainment and Gaming
Law School:
University of Chicago
JD, 1987
Law School
Illinois

Oscar David is a partner and chair of Winston & Strawn’s mergers and acquisitions, securities, & corporate governance practice. Mr. David is ranked as a leading Chicago attorney in the Chambers Guide and the firm's practice is also ranked. In addition, the practice is ranked as a “Tier 1” firm in the area of middle market M&A by Legal 500 USA and in the top 20 among law firms for U.S. buyouts (based on volume of deals) by MergerMarket.

He concentrates his practice on public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, private equity and venture capital, and corporate finance matters. He regularly advises senior executives on sensitive challenges arising in these matters.

His representative clients include Motorola Solutions, Inc., Motorola Mobility, Sony Electronics Inc., Activision Blizzard, The Allstate Company, Fairfax Media Holdings (based in Sydney), CIVC Partners, BDT Capital Partners, Sterling Capital Partners, Waud Capital Partners, Pareto Capital Partners, Egeria (Dutch private equity company), Fulcrum Strategy Partners, Loop Capital Markets LLC, Hopewell Partners Venture Fund, and MBA IQ.

Representative transactions:

Under his leadership, Winston & Strawn has represented Motorola Solutions in consummated transactions valued in excess of $60 billion, including the recent $1.1 billion divesture of its wireless network infrastructure business to Nokia Siemens Networks (and associated settlement agreement with Huawei Technologies), $1.1 billion purchase of its equity from Carl Ichan, $3.9 billion Symbol Technologies acquisition, its $300 million equity investment in Clearwire Corporation as part of an aggregate $1 billion investment by Intel Capital and investors, and the $1.6 billion divestiture of its semiconductor components chip group (now known as ON Semiconductor).
He recently represented Fairfax Media Limited, a public company based in Sydney, Australia, and Farm Progress, a company based in Illinois, in connection with the sale of Farm Progress to Penton Media, a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II (an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.)
He recently represented CIVC Partners in connection with its significant equity investment in Equipment Transport LLC, a diversified ancillary well site services company, based in Carlisle, PA, that provides critical services supporting the Marcellus and Utica Shale drilling and hydraulic fracturing programs of major exploration and production companies.
He recently represented Waud Capital Partners in the recapitalization of Maxum Petroleum, a national marketer and logistics company for petroleum products, and in connection with a controlling investment in Maxum by Pilot Flying J (an affiliate of Pilot Travel Centers).
He recently provided M&A counseling to JPMorgan Chase Bank in connection with its role as administrative agent for a syndicate of banks in a $1.8 billion senior secured revolving credit facility for SXC Health Solutions Corp. used to finance in part SXC's $4.4 billion acquisition, by merger, of Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc.
He represented Sony Electronics Inc. in its acquisition of Convergent Media Solutions.
He also has represented venture capital firms and corporate venture investors in more than two dozen venture capital financings as well as various exit transactions.


Honors and Awards
Mr. David was named by Crain’s Chicago Business to its list of “40 Under 40” rising stars in business, government, and the arts. He is ranked as a leading Chicago attorney in the Chambers Guide. He also was recently selected as a leading attorney by Legal 500 and as one of 15 recommended attorneys in Chicago for corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures by Global Counsel 3000, which is published by the Practical Law Company. He also is listed in Best Lawyers in Mergers & Acquisitions Law since 2010. In 2002, he was the recipient of the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention’s Annual Corporate Service Award.


Activities
Mr. David is a member of the Law360 Mergers and Acquisitions Editorial Advisory Board. He serves on the board of directors of Cure Violence (formerly known as the Chicago Project for Violence Prevention). He also has been a guest lecturer at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.


Education
He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1987 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University in 1984.

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Number of Awards

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1987

University of Chicago Law School is the graduate school of law at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1902 by a coalition of donors led by John D. Rockefeller, and is consistently one of the highest-rated law schools in the United States. The U.S. News & World Report ranks it fourth among U.S. law schools, and it is noted particularly for its influence on the economic analysis of law.

Graduate, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1984

The George Washington University actively engages Washington, D.C., and the world. Their location in the heart of Washington places them at the core of U.S. government, policy and law. They sit where the worlds of science, technology, media and the arts converge. Their students and faculty have the unparalleled opportunity to study and work alongside leaders and practitioners in every discipline, to take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world. The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. They have more than 20,000 students—from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries—studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy. GW comprises three campuses—Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon in Washington, D.C., and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Va.—as well as several graduate education centers in the metropolitan area and Hampton Roads, Va.

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The Economic Club of Chicago was organized in 1927 "to aid in the creation and expression of an enlightened public opinion on the important economic and social questions of the day.” Equally important, through its membership policies, the Club works to identify upcoming young leaders to insure a continuum of knowledge and traditions within Chicago’s civic and business community as the torch of leadership passes from one generation to the next.

Career History
Partner
Current

Winston & Strawn LLP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include antitrust & trade regulations, employment & labor relations, intellectual property, taxation & trusts, and estates. It was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, National & International Advisory Board
Current
Transactions
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Motorola Solutions, Inc. purchases WatchGuard, Inc.

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Corning, Inc. purchases TR Manufacturing LLC

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Zebra Technologies Corp. purchases Motorola Solutions, Inc. /Enterprise Business from Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Awards & Honors
The Legal 500
Events
Speaker
Chicago, IL, United States
14th Annual Kellogg Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference

Other Affiliations

Oscar A. David is affiliated with Winston & Strawn LLP, Cure Violence

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