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David A. Brittenham

David A. Brittenham

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

New York, NY, USA


David Brittenham is a corporate partner of Debevoise & Plimpton and the co-chair of the firm’s Finance Group.  He focuses his practice on complex leveraged and acquisition financings, such as the $15 billion acquisition of Hertz by The Carlyle Group, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Merrill Lynch Private Equity and the $5.9 billion acquisition of King Digital by Activision Blizzard.  Mr. Brittenham is ranked as a leading finance and capital markets lawyer by Chambers Global (2016), Chambers USA (2016) and The Legal 500 US (2016).

Mr. Brittenham is 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 “Bond Restructuring Challenges,” Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report (Fall, 2015, Volume 15, Number 2), “Alternative Leveraged Lending Structures And Limitations,” Law360 (June, 2015); “United States: Everything Old Is New Again: PIK Notes,” Mondaq (February, 2015), “New Banking Guidance May Impact Leveraged Lending,” Law360 (August, 2013), “Got Financing? You May Have to Extend Your Tender Offer,” The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation (April, 2013), “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 Hon. Jack B. Weinstein, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, from 1984 to 1985.

David A. Brittenham is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Leveraged Financing in 2017 - Leveraged Financing 2017, Thursday, May 04, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Leveraged Financing 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Case Law Developments (February 2017) - Leveraged Financing 2017, Thursday, May 04, 2017
Table of Cases - Leveraged Financing 2017, Thursday, May 04, 2017
Debt Retirement in Leveraged Financings (February 2017) - Leveraged Financing 2017, Thursday, May 04, 2017
Second Circuit Lifts Cloud of Uncertainty Over Bond Restructurings (February 2017) - Leveraged Financing 2017, Thursday, May 04, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Leveraged Financing in 2017 - Leveraged Financing in 2017, Thursday, May 04, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Leveraged Financing in 2017 - Leveraged Financing in 2017, Thursday, May 04, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Leveraged Financing in 2017 - Leveraged Financing in 2017, Thursday, May 04, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Leveraged Financing 2017, Friday, May 12, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Boston, MA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018, Atlanta, GA
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