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 frequently counsels U.S. and international clients on corporate governance, SEC filings, disclosure issues and ESG-related matters. He has extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters on offerings by high-technology and communications companies, including advising on offerings by AuthenTec, Inc., Casper Sleep Inc., DRS Technologies, Inc., eToro Group, GrubHub, IHS Markit, L-1 Identity Solutions, Inc., LendingTree, The Match Group, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Rivian, Screaming Media, SmileDirectClub, Inc., Spotify Technologies SA, TheStreet.com, Verra Mobility Corporation and XM Satellite Radio Inc.

In addition, Mr. Goldschmidt represents real estate investment trusts (REITs) in connection with a variety of capital markets transactions, including many initial public offerings, and general corporate matters, including acquisitions. In addition, he has significant experience advising investment banks involved in the REITs capital markets space.

Mr. Goldschmidt also focuses a significant part of his practice on representing issuers and investment banks in connection with private and public securities offerings by Israeli companies, in addition to advising Israeli companies on general corporate matters. He has represented, among others, Barak International, Global-e Online Ltd., Israel Chemicals Limited, Koor Industries, Ltd., Kornit Digital Ltd., NICE Systems Ltd., Partner Communications Company Ltd. and Saifun Semiconductors Ltd.

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, he represents private companies in their venture capital financing rounds and joint ventures.

In recognition of his work, Mr. Goldschmidt has been named by The National Law Journal as a Trailblazer in Finance, Banking & Capital Markets, as well as a Who’s Who Legal Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year. He has been repeatedly 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’s Legal Media Group Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Expert Guide. In addition, he has been repeatedly recognized by Lawdragon as one of its 500 Leading Lawyers in America and 500 Leading Dealmakers in America, which noted that Mr. Goldschmidt “remains hot in any economy as one of the go-to experts on navigating the IPO process.”

Mr. Goldschmidt regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on a variety of corporate finance and governance-related topics. He previously served on Skadden’s Policy Committee, the firm’s governing body, and as global editor of The IPO Law Review.



  • 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