Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP today welcomes David S. Denious as a partner in its Corporate & Securities Practice Group in Philadelphia. He previously was a partner at Dechert LLP.
Denious focuses his practice on leveraged acquisitions and dispositions, as well as corporate finance transactions. During his nearly 20 years in practice, he has represented a wide variety of private equity firms on leveraged buyout, “going private,” recapitalization, and other control transactions, and the debt and equity financing relating to those transactions.
“We are delighted to welcome Dave to our corporate practice,” said Alfred W. Putnam, Jr., Drinker Biddle’s Chairman. “He is an outstanding and accomplished lawyer whose experience with both multibillion-dollar deals and middle-market transactions provides additional depth and energy to our private equity-based mergers and acquisitions practice.”
Denious has extensive experience in representing both sponsors and issuers in growth capital, venture capital, PIPE and other equity investments, especially with software, internet, energy, and other technology and business services companies. In addition, he has advised a large number of clients in matters involving public and private merger and acquisition, corporate finance and joint venture transactions, particularly in the areas of health care and pharmaceutical services.
“I am excited to be joining Drinker Biddle at such a pivotal time in the marketplace, with the number of deals starting to increase again,” said Denious. “Drinker Biddle’s lawyers are among the most creative and client-centered that I’ve encountered, and the firm has been a true innovator nationally in finding ways to add value for clients.”
Denious is a member of the Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee of the American Bar Association and is the author of numerous articles and publications. He earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Amherst College and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.