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David Sweet

David Sweet

The D. E. Shaw Group
Senior Vice President & Counsel
New York, NY, USA

David Sweet is a senior vice president of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P. and a member of the D. E. Shaw group’s Legal department, where he supports the firm’s overall investment management efforts, with a particular focus on the formation, marketing, and ongoing governance of the firm’s investment vehicles.  From 2006 to 2012, Mr. Sweet worked in the firm’s Investor Relations department, where he led a team focused on the legal and regulatory implications of various marketing and business development initiatives.  From 1997 to 2001, he worked for the D. E. Shaw group on a variety of asset management, venture capital, and strategic planning efforts.  Prior to rejoining the D. E. Shaw group in 2006, Mr. Sweet was a law clerk to the Hon. Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and an associate at the Los Angeles law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.  Mr. Sweet graduated summa cum laude from Yale College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received the award for the outstanding student in English in the senior class.  He received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a senior editor of The Yale Law Journal and a Coker Teaching Fellow in constitutional law.

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