David J. Goldschmidt

David J. Goldschmidt

Partner, Capital Markets
David J. Goldschmidt is the global head of Skadden’s Capital Markets Group. He represents U.S. and international issuers and investment banks in a variety of financing matters, including public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, and international securities offerings.


Mr. Goldschmidt also counsels U.S. and international clients, including advising on corporate governance, SEC filings, disclosure issues and ESG-related matters. He also previously served on Skadden’s Policy Committee.

Mr. Goldschmidt has extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters on offerings by high-technology and communications companies, including advising on offerings by eToro Group; Casper Sleep Inc.; GrubHub; SmileDirectClub, Inc.; LendingTree; Verra Mobility Corporation; Spotify Technologies SA; XM Satellite Radio Inc.; The Match Group; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; TheStreet.com; Screaming Media; DRS Technologies, Inc.; AuthenTec, Inc.; L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc.; and IHS Markit.

Mr. Goldschmidt also is very active in representing and advising real estate investment trusts (REITs) in connection with a variety of capital market transactions, including many initial public offerings, and general corporate matters, including acquisitions. Mr. Goldschmidt also has significant experience advising investment banks involved in the REIT capital market arena.

In addition, Mr. Goldschmidt’s practice focuses on representing issuers and investment banks in connection with private and public securities offerings by Israeli companies. Mr. Goldschmidt has represented, among others, Global-e Online Ltd.; NICE Systems Ltd. and Koor Industries, Ltd.; Saifun Semiconductors Ltd.; Kornit Digital Ltd.; Barak International; Partner Communications Company Ltd.; and Israel Chemicals Limited. He also provides Israeli clients with general corporate advice.

Mr. Goldschmidt also is involved in developing new financial products. For example, he was the lead corporate attorney involved in developing the IDS product, which is a unit representing a share of stock and high-yield debt. Additionally, Mr. Goldschmidt represents private companies in their venture capital financing rounds and joint ventures.

Mr. Goldschmidt was named as a National Law Journal Trailblazer in 2019 in Finance, Banking & Capital Markets, and as Who’s Who Legal 2016 Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year. He repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 U.S., The Best Lawyers in America, IFLR1000, Who’s Who Legal and Euromoney and Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Banking Finance and Transactional Attorneys. He also has repeatedly been recognized by Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America, which has noted that "handling diverse offerings for REITs, Israeli companies and high-tech businesses, Goldschmidt remains hot in any economy as one of the go-to experts on navigating the IPO process."

Mr. Goldschmidt is global editor of The IPO Law Review and was featured in an article on REIT IPOs in the weekly e-newsletter IPO Week in Review. He regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on a variety of corporate finance and governance-related topics, including presenting at the Practising Law Institute’s "Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2009" program, Ernst & Young’s Strategic Growth Forum on "Delivering on Your Promises" (a discussion of post-IPO strategies and responsibilities), the annual meeting of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals on "Enterprise Risk Management and the Board’s Role in Managing Risk" and the Oppenheimer IPO Summit on "Legal Matters and the Role of Counsel in the IPO Process."



  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1987 (Member, Review of Law and Social Change)
  • B.A., New York University, 1984 (magna cum laude)


  • New York

David J. Goldschmidt