David Simon began his distinguished career as a corporate lawyer before moving into risk arbitrage/event driven investment management. He currently guides Twin Capital Management, an alternative investment management firm based in New York City. To prepare for his career, David Simon earned a law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami and a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude, from Muhlenberg College, where he studied accounting and finance and graduated magna cum laude.
Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College has earned a reputation as one of the most selective and innovative liberal arts colleges in the United States. Located in historic Allentown, Pennsylvania, the college offers its students a range of academic and career development programs, including a unique business program that trains students for careers in the accounting and finance professions through a combination of top-tier instruction and diverse liberal arts training.
Each year, the college honors the best students in the department of accounting, business, and economics through an awards program. The program comprises seven different awards, each with its own criteria. For example, the Paul M. White ’27 Business Award honors a junior-year student who plans to enter the retail industry, while the Russell Fulford Award goes to a senior economics major with the highest grade point average. Other awards include scholarships for top students and honors sponsored by organizations such as the Wall Street Journal.
University of Miami Law
An accomplished investment executive, David Simon currently serves as the CEO and CIO of Twin Capital Management in New York City. In his work with Twin Capital, David Simon draws on extensive experience in the finance industry as well as a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.
Since officially opening its doors in 1928, the University of Miami School of Law has trained generations of future leaders in the legal, political, and corporate worlds. Over the years, the school has emerged as a premier international center for legal education with a range of highly regarded programs including business and taxation law, intellectual property law, and environmental law.
The University of Miami environmental law program made headlines recently when its students helped expose illegal toxic dumping on Florida’s west coast. When a local reporter raised concerns about illegal dumping of lime sludge by the City of Fort Myers in the African-American community of Dunbar, students from the University of Miami environmental law clinic jumped on the case. They traveled to the community to meet with local residents and help them form a legal plan of action.
After hearing about the community’s concerns, the law students conducted extensive research and provided fact-finding services in concert with local attorneys who volunteered to take the case. Partly as a result of the students’ efforts, the attorneys filed a class-action lawsuit in the spring of 2018 against the City of Fort Myers that seeks damages for violating anti-dumping laws and the creation of a health care program to monitor residents for ill effects potentially caused by the toxic waste.
University of Miami Law Review
David Simon is the managing member and co-chief investment officer of Twin Capital Management, LLC. In preparation for his career, David Simon graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College with a BS and from the University of Miami School of Law with a JD. While in law school, he served as a member of the law review.
Founded in 1947, the University of Miami Law Review is the oldest continuously published law review in the state of Florida. It publishes four issues per year featuring rigorously reviewed and edited articles of note for legal scholars and practitioners, and stands out for its annual issue analyzing the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition, the review coordinates an annual symposium each year.
The 2018 symposium, Hack to the Future, focused on how technology affects the legal profession. Held from February 9-10 at the University of Miami’s Donna E. Shalala Student Center, the symposium featured keynote speaker Hilarie Bass, a trial attorney and co-president of the law firm Greenberg Traurig. The symposium also hosted panels on special topics such as the legal aspects of artificial intelligence, data privacy and cybersecurity, and the role of technology increasing access to legal services.