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David Z Moss

Purrington Moody Weil LLP

New York, NY, USA


David Z. Moss joined Purrington Moody Weil LLP as a Partner in March 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Moss was Senior Vice President & Counsel at D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P., where he managed the documentation group and for more than ten years handled a range of hedge fund and asset management trading agreements as well as regulatory matters relating to OTC derivatives. 

Purrington Moody Weil is a boutique law firm representing primarily buy-side clients on investment management, corporate, regulatory and transactional matters. Mr. Moss' practice is primarily in OTC derivatives, prime brokerage, and futures; he handles both trading agreements and regulatory compliance matters in each of those areas. His OTC derivatives experience includes having represented the D. E. Shaw group on ISDA's Equity Steering Committee and as a voting member of the ISDA Credit Derivatives Determinations Committee. He acted as co-chair of the ISDA working group responsible for the Equity Derivatives Determinations Committee and was one of the primary buy-side negotiators in the 2011 ISDA Equity Derivatives Definitions project. He was also a member of the MFA's OTC Derivatives Regulatory Subcommittee as well as the FIA working group that drafted the OTC clearing addendum.

Mr. Moss received his J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law in 1994, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, and his B.A. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991, where he graduated magna cum laude.

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