Paul Weiss

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
212-373-3124 (direct)
212-492-0124 (direct fax)
212-373-3000 (firm)
212-757-3990 (firm fax)

A partner in the Capital Markets and Securities Group, David Huntington focuses his practice on corporate finance and securities transactions.


David has represented U.S. and foreign companies in a wide range of financial transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, Rule 144A offerings and other private placements of debt and equity securities, bank financings, debt restructurings and private equity transactions. He has extensive experience providing advice regarding corporate governance, disclosure and other requirements of the U.S. securities laws applicable to U.S. and foreign public companies. David's clients include Automatic Data Processing, Inc.CDK Global, Inc., Dana Holding CorporationEP Energy CorporationHexion Inc., MPM Holdings Inc., Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.Nutraceutical International CorporationThe Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. and Verso Corporation.

Prior to joining Paul, Weiss, David served as counsel to Chairman William H. Donaldson and Chairman Christopher Cox of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. and, prior to that, as senior counselor to the general counsel of the SEC. He was responsible for providing legal and policy advice on a variety of regulatory and enforcement matters, including securities offering reform, Section 404 internal control requirements, executive compensation disclosure, proxy access, market structure reform, corporate penalty guidelines, Fair Fund distributions, credit rating agency regulation, soft dollar regulation, mutual fund governance reform and hedge fund regulation. David has also served as an attorney-advisor in the general counsel's office of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

David is a member of the Financial Reporting Committee of the City Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association - Compliance and Legal Division. He serves on the boards of directors of the Regional Plan Association and Princeton in Africa and is currently serving as a steward of Power Ten New York and chairman of the board of directors of Row New York.



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1995
    cum laude
  • A.B., Princeton University, 1989
    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York

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