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Kris D. Desrosiers


Kris D. Desrosiers

Mergers & Acquisitions
New York

Advises private equity funds, public and private companies, and boards on a broad range of M&A and other corporate transactions.

Kris is a member of our Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity practices. He advises a wide range of U.S. and international private equity funds, public and private companies, and boards of directors in connection with complex mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, carve-outs, investments, going private transactions, joint ventures, de-SPACs and other corporate transactions. He works across a broad range of sectors, including financial services, healthcare, technology, retail and energy.

Kris previously spent four years practicing in Hong Kong.



IFLR Asia Pacific Awards – “Rising Star of the Year,” 2020


J.D., Boston University School of Law
  • magna cum laude
  • Edward F. Hennessey Scholar
B.A., International Relations, Economics, Boston University
  • summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • William J. Newman Award

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2023
  • Counsel, Latham & Watkins, 2021–2023
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Hong Kong
    • Counsel, 2020
    • Associate, 2016–2019
  • Associate, Latham & Watkins, 2012–2016
  • Associate, Arnold & Porter, 2010–2012

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
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