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Allen & Overy boosts U.S. securities practice with new partner David Flechner

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14 December 2015

Allen & Overy continues to strengthen its U.S. securities practice with the addition of David Flechner as a partner in its New York office.

David joins Allen & Overy from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he has spent the last 10 years in the firm’s New York, London and Paris offices. David represents issuers and underwriters in SEC-registered and private offerings of debt and equity securities, predominantly focusing on Latin America. He also advises foreign issuers on their ongoing SEC reporting obligations and corporate governance matters.

David is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and has extensive experience advising clients on financing transactions in Latin America including in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina. Bruno Soares, head of the firm’s São Paulo office, said, “David is an outstanding lawyer with an exceptional track record of advising clients in Latin America. His fluency in Portuguese and Spanish, combined with his cultural awareness, make him a particularly exciting addition to the practice.

David also has experience advising issuers and underwriters in high yield bond offerings, SEC-registered and unregistered equity IPOs, follow-ons and rights offerings.

David’s appointment is in line with the firm's strategy to grow its U.S. securities practice, which currently comprises 24 partners. David Benton, Co-head of Allen & Overy’s Global International Capital Markets group, said, “We are excited about David joining us. U.S. securities expertise is at the heart of many of the international financial transactions that we are involved in and this addition further strengthens the offering we provide to our clients.

David Krischer, U.S. managing partner, said, “David is a great addition to our U.S. law offering globally. His reputation as a leading U.S. securities lawyer, and his fluent language capabilities, will be in high demand from our Latin American clients. We are delighted to welcome him to A&O.

David received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his B.A. from Yale University.

For further information please contact Lee Garfinkle, lee.garfinkle@allenovery.com, at +1 646 344 6781.