We are pleased to announce that David Dargatis has joined us as a Partner in our Corporate practice group.
Mr. Dargatis has a diverse corporate transactional practice with over 20 years of experience leading complex domestic and international business transactions and matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, and government contracting, defense, intelligence, national security and cybersecurity transactional, structuring and counseling matters. His clients operate in numerous industries and sectors (including information technology, defense and intelligence, government contracting, health and life sciences, and financial services), with a primary focus on private companies and public companies in connection with their private investments and varied other transactions. Mr. Dargatis holds an active security clearance and is a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance's (INSA) Cyber Council.
Mr. Dargatis' practice is complemented by his extensive prior business, accounting and finance experience and education. Prior to his legal career, he was a senior accounting analyst for IBM Corporation, where he was responsible for the consolidation, analysis, and regular review with senior management of financial issues and results of various world-wide operations. While at IBM, he earned a M.B.A. in finance and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) professional designation, and previously earned a B.S. in Accounting.
Prior to joining the Washington, DC office of Potomac Law, Mr. Dargatis was Senior Counsel at McGuireWoods LLP and Counsel at Arnold & Porter Kay Scholer LLP.