David Flechner


David specializes in U.S. and international securities offerings, financings and corporate governance, and he is particularly active in infrastructure, energy and natural resources transactions. 

He regularly advises on project bonds and U.S. private placements, as well as IPOs and high-yield debt. David has extensive experience representing issuers, sponsors and underwriters across a wide range of sectors in SEC-registered and private offerings of debt and equity securities, liability management and securitizations.

For over 20 years, David has advised numerous leading Latin American companies and sovereigns on SEC reporting obligations and U.S. stock exchange rules, and he has acted for lenders, arrangers and borrowers in corporate financings, restructurings and M&A transactions. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, and he is proficient in French.


Pro bono

Provide regular advice to asylum seeking clients in the United States through Immigration Equality.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Co-Chair, Pro Bono Committee, International Bar Association (2019-present)
  • Chair, Inter-American Affairs Committee, New York City Bar Association (2016-2018)



Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2023

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2006


J.D., Harvard Law School, 2005

B.A., Yale University, 2000


Portuguese, Spanish
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.