Elected Member

David J. Berger

Palo Alto, CA
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Duke University
Duke University School of Law

David Berger is a partner at Wilson Sonsini. He specializes in corporate governance and M&A litigation as well as rapid response shareholder activism and corporate governance risk oversight. David’s practice is an unusual blend of corporate governance advisory work and litigation, and he is nationally recognized for his expertise in both the boardroom and the courtroom. David also represents directors and companies in internal investigations and public companies on disclosure and SEC proceedings. 

David is a senior fellow at NYU’s Center for Corporate Governance and Finance, and is a visiting professor at NYU Law School. David taught M&A Litigation and was a visiting Fellow in the Program on Corporate Governance at Harvard Law School in 2018. He has also been a visiting lecturer at a number of other leading law schools, including Duke, Stanford, Hebrew University, and Tel Aviv University, among others. 

David is an advisor to the American Law Institute’s Restatement on Corporate Governance project. He is a member of the American College of Governance Counsel, and previously served as counsel to the NYSE’s Commission on Corporate Governance as well as the NYSE’s Proxy Working Group. David writes frequently on corporate law and governance matters, and his articles have appeared in a number of scholarly journals and business publications. He also regularly speaks at corporate governance and investor forums, including frequently addressing governance issues faced by Silicon Valley companies. 

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Areas of Expertise
Corporate Governance (Commercial Law)