David oversees the work of the Division’s Office of Chief Counsel. The office provides guidance to public companies on registration, reporting and other compliance matters.  The office also annually responds to hundreds of requests to exclude shareholder proposals.

Previously, David was Assistant General Counsel in the SEC’s Office of General Counsel.  There, he advised the Division and the Commission on a number of rulemakings, including implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, and the JOBS Act. 

Before joining the Office of General Counsel in 1997, David spent three years as an enforcement attorney in the SEC’s San Francisco Regional Office.  Prior to that, he spent eight years in private law practice. 

David received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982 and his law degree from Georgetown University in 1986.

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