Developing innovative pricing structures and alternative fee agreement models that deliver additional value for our clients.
Advancing professional knowledge and offering credits for attorneys, staff and other professionals.
Helping clients respond correctly when a crisis occurs.
Providing our clients with legal, strategic, and practical advice to make transformational changes in their organizations.
Leveraging law and technology to deliver sound solutions.
Delivering seamless service through partnerships across the globe.
Leveraging leading-edge technology to guide change and create seamless, collaborative experiences for clients and attorneys.
Industry-leading conferences focused on affordable housing, tax credits, and more.
Providing actionable information to support strategic decision-making.
Teaming with clients to advance sustainable projects, mitigate the effects of climate change, and protect our planet.
Offering a range of investment management and fiduciary services.
Bringing together companies and investors for tomorrow’s new deals.
Offering fresh insights on cases that are delayed, over budget, or off-target from the desired resolution.
Courtroom-ready lawyers who can resolve disputes early on clients’ terms or prevail at trial before a judge or jury.
Creating positive impact in our communities through increasing equity, access, and opportunity.
Director of Global Strategies
David Kaufman is the Director of Global Strategies at Nixon Peabody LLP. In this role, he manages and helps develop strategy for the firm’s International Practice, international offices, and relationships with law firms around the world. David works extensively with clients from the United States doing business around the globe and international clients in the U.S. Last year, David was involved in transactions, cases, and other matters touching almost 140 different countries. He has a long history of doing business in China and has worked with NP’s robust Asia-Pacific practice since its creation. Outside the U.S., NP has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, and London. During his tenure, David has served in a variety of leadership positions at the firm, including supervising the regional business development function and leading sales teams for an array of practice groups/industries. Since March 2020, David has also been coordinating the firm's external, client-facing Coronavirus Response Team. In addition, he co-leads the Retail Industry Sector team for TerraLex, one of the largest global law firm networks covering 164 jurisdictions in 101 countries.
Relationships. There is nothing more critical to providing effective legal counsel than strong relationships. Therefore, I focus on how our firm relates to our clients, potential clients, business connections and our larger community. I help our attorneys build stronger bonds with our clients and build better bridges to community around us.
Globalization has changed the way lawyers deliver legal services. Our clients demand and should expect seamless service across time zones, borders and languages. I work with our attorneys to deliver those truly global solutions to help our clients succeed, wherever they are doing business.
Although we are in a period of significant disruption, I truly believe that innovation and cooperation will help clients succeed in the future. I am working with several clients that have had to pivot and develop new approaches to their business models as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This innovation will continue and these innovative approaches will continue to bolster these organizations for years to come. Also, I believe finding ways to partner and work with others will be increasingly important. This cooperation will be global. The scope of international legal work will continue to expand, both in geographic diversity and scope. Truly global lawyers, like we have at NP, will be called upon to manage transactions, disputes, IP and other legal matters that involve multiple markets that are often emerging and may not involve their home geography.
This article mentions NP for advising REAL Messenger in its merger with special purpose acquisition company Nova Vision Acquisition Corp., allowing REAL Messenger to become a publicly traded company. The NP deal team was led by China and Asia-Pacific practice Managing Partner David Cheng and Chicago Office Managing Partner David Brown, both of the Corporate practice. The team also includes Washington, DC senior counsel Ken Silverberg, Chicago associate Marc Zhang, and Chicago paralegal Astrid McGruder, all of the Corporate practice, and Director of Global Strategies David Kaufman.
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Economics
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A.
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