David A Bright

Of Counsel
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David Bright is a Boston business attorney who focuses his practice on financial services matters. Mr. Bright has extensive experience in bank regulatory and transactional matters, with an emphasis on financial technology (FinTech) lending solutions.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Bright served as senior vice president and senior counsel for a Northeast-based regional bank where he served as managing counsel for all major strategic partnerships, including FinTech partnerships in connection with the creation of point-of-sale loan programs and other financial products. While at the bank, Mr. Bright also served as managing counsel for mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, and purchases and sales of loan portfolios.

In addition, Mr. Bright handled legal and business functions relating to commercial real estate owned by the bank as a result of foreclosure, including the leasing, management, disposition and development of such real estate.

Prior to his career in banking, Mr. Bright was a partner in the real estate and finance group of a Boston-based law firm where he represented banks and real estate companies on a range of financing and real estate matters.

Mr. Bright served in the U.S. Army from 1984 to 1988.


  • Massachusetts Bar Association, 1998-2017
  • Boston Bar Association, 1998-2017
  • Belmont Hill School Multicultural Alumni Partnership, Co-Founder and Director, 2006-2017
  • The Home for Little Wanderers, Board of Ambassadors, 2015-2017
  • Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), Friends Committee, 2015-2016
  • ABCD, Hoop Dreams Committee, 2016-2017
  • Belmont Hill School, Trustee, 2010-2015
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Board of Overseers, 2000-2005