David Della Rocca, former Vice Chair of the Global Tax Department and former Chair of the Global Executive Compensation, Employment & Benefits Practice, advises public and private companies on complex executive compensation and employee benefits matters. 

Mr. Della Rocca leverages deep experience and his role as a trusted advisor to help clients navigate:

  • Executive compensation and employee benefit matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, and initial public offerings
  • Equity-based and other incentive compensation plans and arrangements, including stock option plans, employee stock purchase plans, and deferred compensation plans 
  • Day-to-day executive compensation and employee benefit issues that arise in public and private companies

Mr. Della Rocca’s experience includes advising:

Private Equity Transactions

  • Carlyle on its:
    • Majority investment in Exiger, a SaaS company delivering supply-chain solutions
    • US$4.2 billion acquisition of ManTech
  • Carlyle and PrimeFlight Aviation Services on PrimeFlight’s sale to Capitol Meridian Partners and The Sterling Group
  • Carlyle, Stellex Capital Management, and Titan Acquisition Holdings on Titan’s sale to a Lone Star Funds affiliate
  • Carlyle and CNSI on CNSI’s merger with Kepro
  • L Catterton on its strategic partnership with Hunter Point Capital
  • Carlyle Global Credit on launching Litmus Music with music industry veterans Hank Forsyth and Dan McCarroll
  • Carlyle and Unison, a provider of procurement, supply chain, and contract management software to US federal government agencies and contractors, on selling a majority stake to Madison Dearborn Partners

Initial Public Offerings

  • VinFast Auto, a Singapore-based electric vehicle manufacturer, on its de-SPAC transaction with Black Spade Acquisition Co. to become publicly traded
  • Vertex Inc. on its IPO of 21,150,000 Class A shares listed on NASDAQ

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Virginia


  • LLM, Georgetown University Law Center, 1998
  • JD, Hofstra University School of Law, 1996
  • BS, State University of New York, Geneseo, 1993