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David O'Connor

General Counsel


  • Industry start
    1993
  • Year joined
    2017

David is general counsel and head of Legal and Compliance at First Eagle Investments. Prior to joining First Eagle in January 2017, he served as executive vice president and general counsel for Delaware Investments and the Delaware Investments Family of Funds. He was also responsible for strategic investment relationships and initiatives and served as chairman of Delaware's Dublin-based UCITs fund group. David served on the firm's Board of Directors, as well as a variety of committees. Prior to joining Delaware, he was an associate in the business and finance department of the Philadelphia office of Ballard Spahr, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations and investment company work.
David is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Philadelphia Futures, a nonprofit organization providing urban high school and college students with resources necessary to obtain a college degree. He earned a bachelor's degree with a double major in sociology and biblical studies from Gordon College and a JD with honors from Villanova University School of Law.