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Byron B. Rooney


Represents corporate and financial institution clients across a broad range of capital markets transactions. Ranked by Chambers for capital markets and fintech.

Byron’s practice focuses on advising U.S. and foreign companies on capital-raising transactions, as well as general corporate matters, public company disclosure and governance matters. Byron represents both corporate and financial institution clients across a broad range of transactions, including IPOs, direct listings, SPAC mergers, private placements and other equity offerings, and investment-grade, high-yield and convertible debt offerings.

He is ranked by Chambers for his work in capital markets and fintech. Byron is described by clients as “an absolutely incredible, fantastic lawyer,” possessing “strong relationship skills and excellent abilities in problem solving.” Another source says, “He understands how his legal recommendations impact the rest of the process, and that is super helpful.”

He has experience across a variety of sectors, including fintech, tech, e-commerce, consumer retail, financials and energy.


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Chambers FinTech – FinTech Legal: Corporate, Securities & Financing, USA, Band 1

Chambers USA – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Eastern United States

IFLR 1000 – Capital Markets (Debt, Equity), United States

Legal 500 U.S. – Capital Markets: Debt Offerings

Legal 500 U.S. – Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, Next Generation Partner

Euromoney Legal Media Group – Americas Rising Star Awards, “Best in Capital Markets,” 2019

Law360 – “Rising Star: Capital Markets,” 2016 and 2018


LL.M., Boston University School of Law
B.Com., Finance, Bond University
LL.B., Bond University Faculty of Law
  • first-class honours

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2006

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
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