David A. Bell

Partner & Co-Chair of Corporate Governance, Fenwick & West LLP

An advisor who guides clients day-to-day and through critical junctures in their lifecycle, David Bell finds learning about new business models, technologies and emerging industries a rewarding part of his practice.

David advises startups and other growing private and public companies on venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and intellectual property licensing. He also counsels public companies on corporate, securities, governance and compliance matters.

David co-chairs Fenwick’s corporate governance practice and authors the firm’s prominent corporate governance, proxy season results and gender diversity surveys, which cover a variety of corporate governance matters and trends for the high technology and life science companies included in the Fenwick–Bloomberg Law Silicon Valley 150 List, as well as the companies included in the S&P 100 Index.

His extensive work on surveys and other research, as well as his productive relationships with founders, engineers and executives at innovative technology companies inform the insightful and strategic counsel he provides to his clients.

David served as interim chief compliance officer of InVision Technologies during its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation and its initial integration into General Electric, giving him valuable in-house experience in sensitive regulatory matters.

(Source: Fenwick & West website)

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