David Lee is a partner in the Corporate Department. He served on the Training and Career Enhancement Committee for many years and continues to lead the firm's negotiations program. He is a former member of the Ethics Committee. Mr. Lee's practice focuses on:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Capital markets
- General public and private company representation
Mr. Lee was a Certified Public Accountant, and worked in the finance and accounting industry before becoming an attorney. He spent several years at Price Waterhouse in their audit and valuation departments before joining AES NewEnergy as their Controller and Vice President of Finance. Mr. Lee also worked as a strategic consultant at the Monitor Company during his career.
While studying for his Juris Doctor degree at Northwestern University, Mr. Lee was simultaneously enrolled at the Kellogg School of Management in their accelerated, joint-degree program. At Kellogg, he majored in finance and was awarded the Dean's Award for Top Academic Achievement. During law school, he authored An Empirical Study of Tort Reform, a paper that won the Raoul Berger Prize for the best senior research paper of the year and was presented at the annual meeting of the American Law and Economics Association.
Mr. Lee formerly served as the Co-Chairman of the Transactions Affinity Group of the American Health Lawyers Association. He has served as a testifying expert witness on matters relating to electricity derivatives trading and accounting. He also taught accounting courses at the UCLA Extension Program. Recently, Mr. Lee was selected by Super Lawyers as a “Southern California Rising Star 2013” for Mergers & Acquisitions.