David Shevlin is an attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where he will head the Exempt Organizations Group effective January 1, 2013. He advises a variety of international and domestic exempt organizations, including “friends of” organizations and all forms of private foundations and public charities. David also advises donors to and the governing bodies of exempt organizations. He advises a number of endowed universities, foundations, hospitals and cultural institutions with respect to the investment of their endowments. David regularly speaks and writes on topics of relevance to exempt organizations.
David has been appointed Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation Committee on Exempt Organizations. The Committee is considered the nation’s leading exempt organizations practitioners group. David will become Chair of the Committee in four years. David’s recent professional associations have included membership with the Exempt Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, where he served as Co-Chair of the Sub-Committee on Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI), and was a member of the ABA Coordinating Committee on Nonprofit Governance. David also served as chair of the Exempt Organizations Committee Task Force on the Model Nonprofit Corporation Act. He served on the American Bar Association Task Force that published a guide to the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on nonprofit organizations. David also served on the Editorial Board of White on New York Corporations, a leading treatise on New York Corporate Law.
David serves on the Board of Directors of Doctors Without Borders USA, and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and Secretary of that organization.
David has been recognized as a leading practitioner in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2008–2012).
David earned his J.D. at New York University where he graduated magna cum laude and was named a member of Order of the Coif, on the Moot Court Board, and earned his B.S. degree from Cornell University, where he was named a Presidential Scholar.
Vice Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation Committee on Exempt Organizations; Chair, Special Task Force on the Model Non-Profit Corporations Act; Past Co-Chair, Subcommittee on Unrelated Business Taxable Income; Member, Special Task Force on Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on Nonprofit Organizations Association of the Bar of the City of New York Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York
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