David A. Cifrino - McDermott Will & Emery


David A. Cifrino focuses his practice on corporate and transactional matters, primarily representing public and private financial services, industrial, technology, consumer products and other businesses ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 50 multinationals, in securities, merger, acquisition, disposition, commercial, strategic, governance and executive compensation matters. He also represents clients in public and privately placed equity and debt financings under the Securities Act of 1933 and counsels public companies on the full range of securities compliance issues under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In 2021 and 2022, David was a Fellow and Senior Fellow in Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, where he primarily focused on corporate sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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  • $6.25 billion in SEC registered and 144A offerings of senior notes, senior subordinated notes, convertible preferred stock and common stock for a beverage alcohol company
  • $700 million multiple acquisitions of manufacturers of hot runner systems, the enabling technology for complex industrial injection molding applications
  • Commercial bank, venture equity and cross-border hedge fund mezzanine financings for a privately held analytical instrument and flow measurement company

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  • Boston Magazine, Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2004 and 2014
  • The Legal 500, Key Contact in Boston for Middle-Market Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013
  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, National News and Documentary EMMY Award nomination, 1984


  • American Bar Association, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee of Business Law Section, member
  • The Carroll Center for the Blind, Trustee
  • Society of Corporate Governance, former President of the Eastern New England Chapter, member, Securities Law and Sustainability committees


Boston College Law, JD, 1989
Northwestern University, MS, 1979
Lawrence University, BA, 1977

Certified Corporate Governance Professional, 2020
Yale School of Management Executive Education, Corporate Sustainability Management: Risk, Profit, and Purpose, 2021
Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential, Level I, 2021

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