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Vedder Thinking | News Vedder Price Shareholders David Swendsen and Joe Bueche Named Recipients of 13th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that Shareholders David Swendsen and Joseph Bueche have  been chosen from a pool of prominent nominees for their notable accomplishments in business and in service to the community.  Evaluation and selection of the nominees was completed by an independent judging panel. 

“The Emerging Leaders Awards were born as the ‘40 Under 40 Awards’ in 2010 to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who have reached a significant level of success and made notable contributions to their industry and community.  With the challenges undertaken over the past two years, the 2022 award recipients join a truly remarkable, global network of outstanding young professionals,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor. 

“David and Joe are emerging leaders of our M&A and corporate attorney teams,” said President and CEO Michael Nemeroff.  “They are particularly focused on helping our associates develop and our clients achieve winning outcomes.  They have earned the honor and are part of a very promising group of next generation leaders at Vedder Price.”

Swendsen executes transactions from start to finish on behalf of his clients. He has in-depth experience in traditional buy-side/sell-side M&A, minority investment transactions and venture capital transactions. Swendsen also specializes in private equity and investor-side representation.

Swendsen also acts as outside general counsel for start-up and middle-market clients, drafting and negotiating key commercial contracts and advising them on a variety of legal matters.

Bueche practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, corporate, securities and business law.  

He advises on a variety of transactional and general corporate matters, including advising private equity firms and private companies (in each case representing both buyers and sellers in domestic and cross-border transactions), auctions, divestitures, 363 transactions, restructurings, debt and equity offerings, joint ventures and minority investments.

The M&A Advisor will host two black-tie Awards Galas in New York City to introduce the Emerging Leaders Award Winners to the business community and celebrate their achievements.  The Emerging Leaders Awards Galas are features of the 2022 Leadership in Dealmaking Summit on September 20-21, 2022 and the 2022 Future of Dealmaking Summit on November 15-16, 2022.  

For a complete list of the 2022 Emerging Leaders Award Winners Click Here

Now in its 24th year, The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, establishing the industry’s leading media outlet. Today, the firm is recognized as the world’s premier leadership organization for mergers & acquisition, restructuring and corporate finance professionals.



David N. Swendsen


Joseph T. Bueche