David Greenwald

  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1980
  • Columbia, J.D., 1983

David J. Greenwald is chairman of Fried Frank.

Before rejoining the Firm in 2013, Mr. Greenwald served as the international general counsel and a deputy general counsel of Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs’ legal department in 1994, and was named managing director in 1998 and partner in 2000. In addition to his responsibilities within the legal department, he co-chaired Goldman Sachs’ Firmwide Suitability Committee, which sets standards for clients and financial products. He was also a member of and counsel to both Goldman Sachs’ Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee and European Management Committee, and counsel to the Growth Markets Operating Committee.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Greenwald was a corporate partner at Fried Frank from 1990 to 1994, principally representing private equity clients and clients engaged in mergers or other business combination transactions.

Mr. Greenwald serves on the Dean’s Council of Columbia University Law School and is the chair of the Wharton Alumni Executive Board. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Legal Aid Society, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Third Way and the Lincoln Center Theater. In addition, he is deputy chairman of the Financial Markets Law Committee in the United Kingdom. Previously, Mr. Greenwald was co-chair of the PLI Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe.

He received a JD from Columbia University Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a BS, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.