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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 LLP and member 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 lawyer by Chambers Global (2017) and in Band 1 by Chambers USA (2017).  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 a regular co-author of articles covering a range of finance-related topics.  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:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Leveraged Financing 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters David A. Brittenham and Scott B. Selinger, Debt Retirement in Leveraged Financings (February 2018) - Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
David A. Brittenham, Anna N. Smith and Theodore Shen, Case Law Developments (February 2018) - Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Table of Cases - Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Leveraged Financing in 2018 - Leveraged Financing 2018, Thursday, May 03, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Leveraged Financing in 2018 - Leveraged Financing in 2018, Thursday, May 03, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Leveraged Financing in 2018 - Leveraged Financing in 2018, Thursday, May 03, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Leveraged Financing in 2018 - Leveraged Financing in 2018, Thursday, May 03, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, New York, NY
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