David Felsenthal is a partner in the Capital Markets Group of Clifford Chance in the New York office. David has a leading practice in derivatives, structured finance and fintech. He works on derivatives transactions and regulations across a range of asset classes and transaction types. He also advises extensively on trading transactions including repo, securities lending and secured financing. David has been a leader in developing and executing structured products, including securities linked to credit and equity, and is particularly known for his work on synthetic securities and risk-transfer transactions.
David’s expertise has been recognized by numerous trade associations: he has represented ISDA in its advocacy for improved swap margin rules and other matters; he gives the industry-wide opinions for SIFMA for the standard documentation for repo, securities lending and forwards. He is a frequent speaker at conferences organized by PLI, ISDA, and others. David has been recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers US and Chambers Global.