David K. Acquay


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2017; Executive Editor, Harvard Business Law Review
  • BA (Applied Economics & Management and Information Science), magna cum laude with Distinction in Research, Cornell University, 2013


  • Not admitted in Massachusetts
  • New York, 2018

David K. Acquay


David Acquay joined Ropes & Gray in 2019 as an associate in the mergers & acquisitions group. Prior to joining the firm, David was a corporate associate at a large New York law firm, where he represented public and private companies and private equity funds in a range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, capital fundraising and general corporate governance.

During law school, David was an executive editor for the Harvard Business Law Review and a student advisor for the Harvard Law School Office of Career Services.

Before law school, David worked at Microsoft managing software development teams for one of Microsoft’s enterprise software products.


  • Advised Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. on its $8 billion sale to General Mills, Inc.* 
  • Advised BC Partner Advisors L.P. on its approximately C$5.125 billion recapitalization of GFL Environmental Holdings Inc.* 
  • Advised Silver Lake Partners on its $3.5 billion acquisition of Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.*

*Prior to joining Ropes & Gray

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