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David C Chapin

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David is the Managing Partner and a Member of the firm's Policy Committee. He focuses on private equity, M&A involving public companies and financial and strategic transactions, including special committees in change-of-control transactions. Representative clients include Berkshire Partners, THL Partners, and Blackstone. Representative transactions include the acquisitions of DeMoulas Supermarkets, Emdeon, SkillSoft, inVentiv Health, Clear Channel, Dunkin' Donuts, West Corporation, and Michael's Stores, and the sale of ACS Corporation and Ness Technologies.


Massachusetts Bar (1980); New York Bar (2011).


JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School (1980); BA, summa cum laude, Lafayette College (1976).