David Y. Chen

David Chen's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions involving software, semiconductor, life sciences, and other advanced technology companies. He also advises clients on capital markets, joint ventures, and general corporate matters.

David regularly represents significant multinational firms, including ABB, SAP AG, and VMware, as well as emerging companies, in public company mergers, private acquisitions, asset purchases, divestitures, and strategic investments.

David was part of the Jones Day deal team that received The American Lawyer's 2013 Global Pro Bono Deal of the Year award for forming and capitalizing Embrace Innovations, which was divested from a nonprofit developer and manufacturer of low-cost infant incubators for the purpose of commercially advancing the technology.

Before joining Jones Day, David co-founded a bioinformatics start-up that developed an innovative data management solution for biomedical researchers that was clinically validated and used at major research institutions. He also served as assistant general counsel at an investment bank that was acquired by Goldman Sachs and practiced mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance at a major international law firm. He was a 10-year board member, secretary, and acting treasurer of Homeless Prenatal Program, a $5 million nonprofit in San Francisco helps poor and homeless families break the cycle of childhood poverty.

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Areas of Practice 1) Mergers and Acquisitions
Law School Stanford Law School
Education Duke University (A.B., 1990)
Bar Member / Association California
Most recent firm Jones Day
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