David Beller is a partner in Latham & Watkins’ Corporate department. He specializes in representing private equity firms and multinational corporations on mergers and acquisitions transactions.
He also handles internal investigations, attorney and judicial discipline matters, as well as crisis level regulatory matters. With his wealth of experience managing these matters, he provides clients with advice on how to structure their compliance programs to avoid such problems in the future.
Early Life and Education
David Beller was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and with his siblings moved to Endwell, New York before settling in Raleigh, North Carolina where he graduated from Sanderson High School.
He spent over 45 years working in construction and building supply before retiring from 84 Lumber in 2008. In 1968 he married Josette Baffaro and they had six children.
Beller has authored multiple history books for children, focusing on the Revolutionary and Civil wars. She utilizes primary source materials like personal letters and diaries to help readers better comprehend events during those periods. Her ability to humanize historical events has been praised; additionally, she’s written articles about early intervention programs for handicapped children as a member of the American Association for Research on Child Development.
After graduating his undergraduate studies, David Beller decided to pursue a legal career. At first he considered practicing environmental or patent law; however, Professor Zietlow and his fellow professors’ stories inspired him to embark on another kind of legal venture: criminal defense.
Today, David is a partner at Latham & Watkins where he heads their Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions Practices. His broad M&A expertise covers public and private acquisitions, dispositions, tender offers, co-investments, joint ventures, carve-outs as well as general corporate matters – including friendly and contested M&A transactions across multiple industries. David is an exceptional lawyer renowned for delivering creative legal solutions that are cost effective yet efficient to his clients’ success.
Achievements and Honors
David Beller has earned a reputation as one of Denver’s premier criminal defense lawyers. In 2007, Law Week Magazine named him one of their “Top 20 Up and Coming Lawyers,” and since 2017, Super Lawyers and 5280 magazines’ Denver Top Lawyers lists have recognized him annually since.
He has represented individuals and organizations involved as targets, subjects or witnesses in state and federal criminal investigations, related grand jury proceedings and pretrial hearings. Furthermore, his experience includes managing crisis level regulatory and criminal matters.
Beller specializes in Catalysis, Organic Chemistry and Combinatorial Chemistry. In these scientific fields, his research interests span Oxidative Addition, Nanomaterial-based Catalysis and Suzuki Reaction Research Themes as well as Aryl and Palladium Chemistry.
David Beller had a profound effect on people during his lifetime. His mastery of communication allowed him to reach out and connect with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Rabbi Hendel was a highly-respected figure in Israel, known for his passion and love of the Jewish people. Additionally, he was an exemplary father, husband, and grandfather who dedicated himself to providing for his family.
Beller is a trial lawyer who specializes in representing individuals and organizations as targets, subjects or witnesses in state and federal criminal investigations and related grand jury and pretrial proceedings, including antitrust actions. Additionally, his expertise extends to managing crisis level regulatory and criminal matters as well as providing clients with advice on how to structure compliance programs to avoid such issues occurring.
David Beller is estimated to have a net worth of $1.6 million, which includes his current and past earnings as well as any assets he may own.
He is a partner at Recht Kornfeld, P.C. and an expert advisor on US and cross-border M&A transactions. His specialty lies in leveraged buyouts for private equity sponsors; his deals have ranged across automotive, technology, media, and telecommunications industries.
Prior to joining the firm, David served as a Colorado State Public Defender. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Fort Collins University and his Juris Doctor from Ohio University, and in 2007 Law Week Magazine named him one of Denver’s Top 20 Up and Coming Lawyers. David has also been recognized by Super Lawyers and 5280 Magazine as one of Denver’s best criminal defense lawyers each year from 2009-2021.