Arent Fox Corporate & Securities Partner David Barbash Named Boston Managing Partner

Arent Fox LLP has appointed Partner David M. Barbash to lead its Boston office as Managing Partner. David takes over the leadership post from Partner Ira J. Deitsch, who is stepping down after having led the office’s integration following Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP's merger with Arent Fox in 2019.

“David is a strong leader who will continue the great work that Ira has done for our Boston office,” said Arent Fox Chair Anthony V. Lupo. “We entered the Boston market just over two years ago by successfully merging with Posternak. Our Boston-based attorneys and staff will continue to flourish under David’s guidance.”

For decades, attorneys in Arent Fox’s Boston office have served as trusted advisors to local and national companies, providing counsel in areas spanning real estate, corporate transactions, patent, trademark, government enforcement, and white collar defense, employment, health and life sciences, and trusts and estates law.

As co-leader of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Businesses group, David acts as an advisor to corporate clients in various industries, including software, technology, CleanTech, manufacturing, medical devices, and consumer products and services.

“This appointment is a great testament to David’s leadership skills,” said Firmwide Managing Partner Cristina A. Carvalho. “An important voice at the firm, David will be returning to a familiar position, having served in this role before. I look forward to working with him as we continue to build on our success in Boston and across New England.”

David will continue to represent public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, and licensing and strategic alliances in his practice. He advises numerous entrepreneurs in the formation, financing, and operation of their early-stage businesses and representing many middle-market companies in strategic acquisitions and joint ventures and in the sale of their businesses to strategic acquirers and private equity firms.

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