David Werbel is FRA’s Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. David is a 20 year practicing attorney and has significant experience in creating value and managing risk for corporations. David is responsible for providing operational leadership within FRA primarily in the areas of finance, legal, compliance, risk management, information technology and security and corporate governance.
Prior to joining FRA, David was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at IGT (successor to GTECH), a NYSE listed gaming technology company. In that role, David developed, led and managed IGT’s global anti-corruption and ethics program. Prior to that role, David led and managed the IGT legal team responsible for supporting IGT’s International business unit and led complex corporate and commercial transactions in over 50 jurisdictions globally, primarily in the areas of privatizations, joint ventures, M&A, private/public partnerships and the sale or license of technology and services to government entities and regulated private entities. This included advising senior management on matters common in a highly regulated industry.
Prior to his time in-house, David worked as a corporate lawyer in Providence, RI at Adler Pollock & Sheehan PC and in New York, NY for Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP.
David is based in FRA’s Providence office.