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David M. Grimes

David M. Grimes



  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., Professional Articles Editor of the Emory International Law Journal; Moot Court member
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc, Comparative Government
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., Economics


  • French

David is an experienced corporate attorney who represents companies and funds in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture investments, as well as banks and other financial institutions in financing transactions and corporate restructurings.

David was the managing partner of Reed Smith’s New York Office from 2004 to 2006 and is a member of the Emory Law School Advisory Board.

Employment History

  • Reed Smith


He speaks and writes French fluently and has his baccalaureate degree from a French lycée.