Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman

Education

  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (B.S., 1961)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (LL.B., cum laude, 1963)
    - Order of the Coif

Bar Admissions

  • California
David D. Wexler

David D. Wexler

Of Counsel

(310) 246-3242
(310) 860-2442 (fax)
dwexler@rmslaw.com

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David Wexler is an attorney specializing in general business, corporate and securities law.  He has been associated with Rosenfeld since 1965, serving as a partner for 34 years until 1999, when he became Of Counsel to the firm.  David also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Rosenfeld from 1999-2000.  Prior to joining Rosenfeld, David clerked for the Hon. Thomas E. Fairchild of the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1963 to 1965.

David has been very active with the AIDS Project Los Angeles and the AIDS Action Council.  During his tenure as Chair of the Board of AIDS Project Los Angeles, the organization was totally restructured and a $1 million deficit was turned into to a $2.5 million reserve fund; the organization grew from a $6 million budget in 1989 to a $13.2 million budget in 1992, and from serving 1,600 people with AIDS in 1989 to serving 3,400 people with AIDS in 1992.  During David’s tenure, the organization also purchased a new headquarters building.  By the time David stepped down, the organization had become the second largest private AIDS service organization in the country.

AIDS Action Council, the national education organization representing people with AIDS, has the responsibility to work with the Congress and Executive Branch to assure that sufficient funding is provided for AIDS research, care and prevention and to protect the rights of people with HIV/AIDS.  Its members are the CEOs of the major AIDS service organization throughout the country.  When David became Chair of the Board of AIDS Action Council, the organization was facing a substantial deficit, had received an eviction notice from its landlord and had had its credit cards canceled.  At the end of his tenure, the organization had a reserve fund, owned its own building and was one of the most effective lobbying organizations in Washington, DC.  For fiscal 2002, the federal government budgeted over $6.384 billion for AIDS research, care and prevention.

David has lived with his spouse, also named David, for 34 years.  They were married in 2008 when it briefly became legal to do so in California.  After his family, David is the most proud of his work with AIDS Project Los Angeles and AIDS Action Council and Foundation, which he believes contributed to the funding of the discovery of the current drugs keeping people with HIV/AIDS alive and well and which resulted in the saving of millions of lives.

Employment

Law Clerk to Justice Thomas E. Fairchild, Wisconsin Supreme Court 1963-65.  Associated with Rosenfeld, Meyer & Susman, LLP a law firm in Beverly Hills, California, from 1965 to the present. Partner for 34 years until July, 1999 when became of-counsel to the firm; served as Chief Executive Officer of the firm from October 31, 1999 to December 31, 2000; specializes in general business, corporate and securities law.

Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors (Vice-Chair of the Board), Olympia Medical Center (formerly Midway Hospital), an acute care hospital in Los Angeles.
  • Commissioner, City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission, 2002-2007.
  • Chair of the Board of Directors, AIDS Action Foundation, Washington DC, January 1, 2002 to September 22, 2004.
  • Member, Board of Directors, AIDS Action Foundation, Washington D.C. 1994-2006.
  • Chair of the Board of Directors, AIDS Action Council, Washington DC, January 1, 1996 to December 31, 1999.
  • Member, Board of Directors, AIDS Action Council, Washington D.C. 1992-April, 2000; January 1, 2002 to September 22, 2004.
  • Chair of the Board of Directors, AIDS Project Los Angeles, February 1989-October 1992.
  • Member, Board of Directors, AIDS Project Los Angeles 1986-92.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Gay & Lesbian Community Service Center, 1982-85; Vice-Chairman of the Board.
  • Author, Choosing an Entity for High Tech Start-Up Businesses, Suffolk Law School Seminar on New High Tech Businesses, 2000.
  • Secured a significant no-action letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission allowing donees of restricted stock to immediately sell the shares outside Rule 144.

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