David Skelding is a trusted advisor to C-Suite executives and corporate, trust and not-for-profit boards. He provides sound, prudent, practical and effective legal advice in a variety of contexts and subject matters including: investment advisor and broker-dealer compliance matters, mergers & acquisitions, employment disputes, joint ventures, corporate and trust law and securities offerings. He has had significant international business experience.
David began his career at Lord, Bissell & Brook (now Locke Lord, an AmLaw 100 law firm) first as an associate, then as an equity partner. His work there consisted of giving effective and practical advice to entrepreneurs and C-suite executives under the high-pressure circumstances characterizing M&A transactions and public offerings. He represented a number of investment advisers and broker-dealers, developing an expertise in securities regulatory and compliance matters.
For 20 years, David was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Christian Brothers Investment Services, Inc., an institutional investment management firm. During his time at CBIS, he served in a variety of other C suite roles, including Vice President of Client Service and Head of Distribution.
Prior to joining the firm, David was principal of Spokes Advisory, where he offered legal and compliance services to investment management firms and other business and not-for-profit clients.
David is a director of CBIS Global Funds, an European Union-domiciled family of publicly registered investment funds. He has served on a number of not-for-profit boards. Currently, he serves as chairman of Recovery on Water, Inc., which offers rowing programs for breast cancer survivors, and is a director of Friends of Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine, Inc.
David received his A.B. with honors in European History from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from the Cornell Law School, where he served as an editor of the Cornell International Law Journal.