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David Leifer

David Leifer

David Leifer is Senior Managing Director of KNN Public Finance, a Division of Zions First National Bank. Mr. Leifer has over 22 years of municipal finance experience, both as an attorney and financial advisor. He manages the firm's County and Transportation practices and serves aslead advisor to numerous counties, cities, transportation, higher education and state agencies in California as well as to the State of Washington.In the past five years, Mr. Leifer has served as advisor for approximately $12 billion in par amount for California issuers. This includes recent transactions for the Regents of the University of California, the State Public Works Board of the State of California, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District, the Sonoma County Transportation Authority and the Counties of Fresno, Kern, Mendocino, Santa Clara, Sonoma and Tulare.KNN has a staff of 20. In January 2010, an article in the Bond Buyer, citing data provided by Thomson Reuters, listed KNN as one of the Decade's Top Financial Advisors: 2000-09.1 KNN providescomprehensive municipal finance advisory services including financial modeling, debt policy development and debt issuance services. Mr. Leifer assumed the responsibilities of Manager of KNN in 2009.Mr. Leifer earned his J.D. from the Yale Law School in 1988 and B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1983. Prior to joining KNN, David was Managing Partneran independent financial advisory firm based in San Francisco. Prior to 1993, he was a securitieslawyer at O'Melveny and Myers in Los Angeles as well as a bankruptcy attorney at Stutman, Treister & Glatt.