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David F Freeman Jr

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David Freeman heads the firm’s Financial Services practice group. He represents banks, investment managers, and broker-dealers on banking and securities regulatory issues, legislation, mergers and acquisitions, private investment funds, and product development. He has also represented clients in acquisition or creation of bank holding companies, banks, trust companies, joint ventures, broker-dealers, and investment advisers.


Joined firm as associate, 1987. Partner since 1995. JD and MBA, 1987, University of Virginia.


'Duty To Supervise,' 'Supervision of Outside Business Activities,' and 'Bank Exemptions from Broker-Dealer Regulation,' Chapters 4, 6 and 9 in Broker-Dealer Regulation (PLI, 2016).