David is general counsel and head of Legal and Compliance at First Eagle Investment Management and NewStar Financial, the private credit group of First Eagle. Prior to joining First Eagle in January 2017, he served as executive vice president and general counsel for Delaware Investments and the Delaware Investments Family of Funds. He was also responsible for Strategic Investment Relationships & Initiatives and served as chairman of Delaware's Dublin-based UCITs fund group. David served on the firm's Board of Directors, as well as a variety of committees. Prior to joining Delaware, he was an associate in the business and finance department of the Philadelphia office of Ballard Spahr, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations, and investment company work.
David is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Philadelphia Futures, a nonprofit organization providing urban high school and college students with resources necessary to obtain a college degree. He received his bachelor's degree with a double major in sociology and biblical studies from Gordon College and his JD degree with honors from Villanova University School of Law.