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David Felsenthal

Partner

Clifford Chance, New York
Practice area Restructuring & insolvency, Capital markets
Sector Funds & investment management
Tel +12128783452

David Felsenthal

Partner

David Felsenthal has a leading practice in derivatives, structured finance and fintech. He works on derivatives transactions and regulations across a range of asset classes and transaction types. He has been a leader in developing and executing structured products, including securities linked to credit and equity and structured financing arrangements. David also advises extensively on trading transactions including repo and securities lending financing.

David is part of Clifford Chance's pre-eminent global fintech practice. He has worked on a range of new and developing structures including blockchain and token sales.

David's expertise has been recognized by leading trade associations: he has represented ISDA in its advocacy for improved swap margin rules and other matters; and he gives the industry-wide opinions for SIFMA for the standard documentation for repo, securities lending and forwards. He is a frequent speaker at conferences organized by PLI, ISDA, and others. He has written articles that have been featured in various publications and websites, including the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation and the Columbia Blue Sky Blog.

David has been recognized by Chambers US and Chambers Global in Capital Markets: Derivatives (Nationwide). Clients note that David Felsenthal is "incredibly commercial and has an incredible ability to boil down complex issues into more easily understandable concepts." Others add: "He is well respected and considered both smart and easy to work with."

Before joining Clifford Chance, David worked in the Legal Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School, cum laude.

Awards and citations

  • David Felsenthal has been ranked as Band 2 in Chambers USA – Capital Markets: Derivatives (Nationwide). Clients note that David Felsenthal is "incredibly commercial and has an incredible ability to boil down complex issues into more easily understandable concepts." Others add: "He is well respected and considered both smart and easy to work with." He advises on a range of derivatives transactions and regulatory requirements.
    Chambers USA 2017 – Capital Markets: Derivatives

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