David I. Meyers

Partner

Richmond
Business Phone: 804.697.1239
Business Fax: 804.698.5176

david.meyers@troutmansanders.com

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Dave is a partner in the firm's Corporate practice. His practice focuses on the representation of public companies in connection with corporate governance, securities regulation, security offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Dave's responsibilities include advising public companies of compliance with federal securities law, including Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, communicating with and advising senior executives and directors, drafting public disclosure documents and drafting and negotiating public offering documents. Dave also served as an adjunct professor at the William & Mary School of Law on Mergers and Acquisitions from 2005-2007.

Representative Matters

  • Advisor to board of directors, board committees and general counsels with respect to corporate governance, federal securities laws, compliance with NYSE/NASDAQ listing standards, and state fiduciary duties.
  • Advisor to numerous public company clients primarily in energy, manufacturing, life sciences, retail, telecommunications and logistics, regarding corporate governance matters, periodic reports and proxy statements required under federal securities laws and general disclosure issues.
  • Designated underwriter's counsel for a Fortune 250 energy company and its operating subsidiaries and a Fortune 500 energy company and its operating subsidiaries.
  • Serve as general outside counsel to a synthetic biotechnology company, including in connection with: 
    • Its $184 million initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. The company was the highest-valued company at original IPO in the history of biotechnology.
    • Over $500 million in multiple common stock and "at-the-market" offerings.
    • Registration of securities in connection with the acquisition of multiple companies.
  • Served as general outside counsel to one of the largest publicly traded coal companies, providing advice on all aspects of business, including:
    • Represented in successful defense against organized director "withhold" vote activist campaign.
    • Represented in connection with multiple common stock and debt public offerings.
  • Served as general outside counsel to a publicly traded specialty biopharmaceutical company providing advice on all aspects of business, including:
    • In connection with its initial public offering and listing on the NASDAQ National Market.
    • In connection with its $140 million offering of convertible debt and related hedging activities.
    • In connection with its $2.6 billion sale to a larger competitor.

Publications

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Troutman Sanders Annual Public Company Seminar (2006-Present).
  • Speaker, "Corporate Governance 2015: Board and Stockholders," University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Charlottesville, Virginia (September 2015).
  • Speaker, "Beyond the Law: Business Lawyers Managing Risk and Compliance," Annual Meeting of the Virginia Bar Association, Williamsburg, Virginia (January 2015).
  • Speaker, "Say on Pay Litigation," Registrar and Transfer Company, Eagle Rock Proxy Advisors and Troutman Sanders Webinar (June 2013).
  • Speaker, "Proxy Season," Annual Meeting of the Virginia Bar Association (January 2012) and Annual Fall Forum of the Virginia Bar Association (October 2011).
  • Speaker, "Taking the MD&A Challenge," SEC's Institute Mid-Year SEC Reporting Forum, San Francisco, California (June 2008) and Washington, D.C. (November 2011).
  • Speaker, "The Role of the Corporate Counsel," Washington Metro Association of Corporate Counsel, Richmond, Virginia (May 2008).
  • Speaker, "Living with SEC; New Executive Compensation Rules," Mercer Consulting Executive Compensation Conference, Richmond, Virginia (September 2006).

Professional and Community Involvement

  • President, Board of Trustees, Historic Richmond Foundation (Trustee since 2011)
  • Board of Directors, Virginia Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (1996-Present)
  • Board of Directors, Corporate Counsel Section of the Virginia Bar Association (Chairman 2011-2013)(2005-2015)
  • American Bar Association (Business Law) and Virginia Bar Association
  • Parish Council, Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church (2017)

Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected as a Southern Virginia Leading Lawyer in Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA (2014-2017).
  • Recognized as a member of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine in Business Law (2005-2010, 2012, 2014-2016).
  • Selected by Law & Politics as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Securities & Corporate Finance (2010-2016).
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law (2016).
  • Recognized in The Legal 500 United States for Corporate (2015). 
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyers Richmond Securities/Capital Market Law "Lawyer of the Year".
  • Selected as one of Richmond’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Style Weekly magazine, September 2005.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2006-present
  • Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP, 2003-2006 and Associate, 1995-2003

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Education

  • University of Virginia, J.D., Order of the Coif; Articles Review Board, Virginia Law Review, 1995
  • University of Virginia, B.S., 1992
    with Distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia