David Brittenham is a corporate partner and the chair of the Finance Group. He focuses his practice on complex leveraged and acquisition financings, such as the $15 billion acquisition of Hertz.
Mr. Brittenham is author of "Letters of Credit: a Borrower's Perspective on Choice of Governing Law and Industry Rules," Bloomberg Corporate Law Journal (2007), a contributing author of The Private Equity Primer: The Best of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report and the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report and is co-author of "Doing a Debt Tender Offering and Consent Solicitation," Insights (2007) and "Recent Structural Developments in High Yield Financings," Euromoney Syndicated Lending Handbook (2004). He has been a co-chair for PLI's Leveraged Financing and Private Equity Acquisition Financing Summit programs since 2006.
Mr. Brittenham joined Debevoise in 1985 and became a partner in 1992. He received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1977 and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1984, where he was Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review. Prior to joining Debevoise, Mr. Brittenham served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein, US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, from 1984 to 1985.
Mr. Brittenham is listed as a leading finance and capital markets lawyer in Chambers Global (2012), Chambers USA (2011) and Legal 500 US (2011).