David J. Marella is an associate in the Gibbons P.C. Corporate Department. He has extensive experience in representing public and private companies, financial institutions, and governmental agencies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset purchase transactions, corporate governance matters, credit facilities, public finance, contract drafting, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. In 2017, Mr. Marella received a presidential political appointment to serve in the leadership role of Advisor to the Executive Director of the President’s Commission, serving in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, a component of the Executive Office of the President. Following his appointment, Mr. Marella was recognized for his experience at the White House when he was named to the Forbes 2019 “30 Under 30” Law & Policy list. Mr. Marella has completed two clerkships, one for Judge Paul B. Matey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and another for Judge Paul Innes of the New Jersey Superior Court – Chancery Division, General Equity Part. Mr. Marella is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and Rutgers University.