Dave Sanchez


Senior Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP


Dave Sanchez is senior counsel in Norton Rose’s San Francisco office and a member of the Public Finance practice. Dave has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of the municipal finance market including acting as bond and disclosure counsel to clients in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Washington. Prior to joining Norton Rose, Dave was general counsel at the broker-dealer De La Rosa & Co. where he created and oversaw the implementation of policies to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws including the rules and regulations promulgated by the SEC, MSRB, FINRA, FPPC and other regulatory agencies. Previously, he was an attorney-fellow in the Office of Municipal Securities at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from 2010-2013. During this time, he was a principal drafter of both the final Municipal Advisor rule, and the 2012 Commission Report on the State of the Municipal Securities Market which outlined the Commission’s ongoing agenda with respect to disclosure matters in the municipal finance market. From 2004-2009, Dave served as an associate general counsel at Assured Guaranty. Dave also previously worked at the law firms of Sidley Austin LLP and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe where he concentrated on municipal finance. His clients included cities, counties, school districts, special districts and State agencies. Previously, he was a Deputy City Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco. A former adjunct professor at the Georgetown Law Center where he taught “The Securities Law of Public Finance,” Dave continues to guest lecture at Georgetown on the disclosure laws applicable in municipal finance. He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences on disclosure issues related to municipal issuers. Dave earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was executive editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. He received his B.A. in social psychology, magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico.


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