David Berman has joined the firm as a partner in London. David joins from UK firm Macfarlanes LLP, where he was head of its financial services group. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was a managing director at an international investment bank, where he held senior level roles in legal, compliance and front office functions. Mr. Berman advises financial institutions (across both buy-side and sell-side) and other multinational organisations on regulatory and compliance issues. He counsels boards and senior management teams on regulatory issues of strategic significance. He specializes in providing strategic high-stakes advice; encompassing issue prevention, containment and resolution, including internal investigations. In addition, he has recently authored the leading publications Senior Individual Accountability in the UK Financial Services Regulatory Environment–A Practical Guide (Thomson Reuters 2014) and Individual Accountability Under the Senior Managers Regime–A Practical Guide (Thomson Reuters 2016). David is recognized as a “leading individual” by Legal 500; and regarded as “really on top of his game” by Chambers & Partners.