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 Anjac Health & Beauty, a French industrial group, in its acquisition of Cosmetix West, a California manufacturer of cosmetics, drugs, and food supplements
  • Represented HR Path, a global specialist in human resource solutions, in its first acquisition in the U.S., of Exaventures
  • Represented Radiall America, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of the French group, Radiall SA, in its acquisition of Timbercon, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of fiber optic and hybrid solutions for the military, aerospace, data communications, medical, and industrial markets

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  • The Legal 500 USA, 2022
  • 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