David Grimes - McDermott Will & Emery


With more than 30 years of experience, David Grimes focuses his practice on cross border and domestic M&A, securities, commercial and restructuring transactions. He represents companies and private equity funds in their acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures. He also represents venture funds in their investments, and financial institutions in their financing transactions and restructurings. David counsels clients in various industries, including media, life sciences, financial institutions and industrials.

Prior to joining McDermott, David co-founded another AmLaw 100’s Paris office and was the former head of its cross-border transactions practice group.


  • Represented the owners of Bansard International in the sale of Bansard, a global transport and logistics provider, to SEKO Logistics, a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners
  • Represented Seventh Avenue Investments LLC in connection with numerous equity and convertible debt investments in numerous sectors, including integrated cannabis companies (multi-state and publicly-traded operators)
  • Represented Volery Capital Partners, a U.S. private equity fund focused on investments in the financial services industry, in numerous equity and debt investments

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  • The Legal 500 US, Recommended, 2022-2023
  • The M&A Advisor, Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year, 2015


  • Emory University School of Law Advisory Board, member
  • Anchor Health Initiative, co-founder and board member


Emory University, School of Law, JD, 1987
London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc, 1984
College of William and Mary, BA, 1983

New York