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. David is a Senior Fellow in Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, where he is primarily focused on corporate sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
David also provides advice regarding the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts, including related Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and stock exchange rulemaking with respect to financial and other disclosure, auditor independence, insider securities transaction reporting, executive compensation, director independence and requirements for audit, compensation and governance committees.
Prior to entering the practice of law, David held several positions in broadcast journalism, including as a producer and manager of the Boston bureau of CBS News where he was responsible for reporting, producing and writing news stories appearing on national programs, including the CBS Evening News and Face the Nation.
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