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Sanders Witkow


Represents borrowers, underwriters, lenders and other financial institutions in U.S. and cross-border commercial financing transactions. A 2024 Law360 “Rising Star.” 

Sanders advises clients on a broad array of financing products, including leveraged loans, project financings, asset-based lending, bankruptcy and restructuring financings, investment-grade financings, unsecured lending and structured credits. His clients include numerous leading private credit funds, bulge-bracket financial institutions and public and closely held companies in the retail, media, technology and energy sectors.

In 2024, Law360 named Sanders a “Rising Star” in banking.


Experience highlights

  • Elon R. Musk $13.2 billion Twitter acquisition financing
  • Vista and Elliott $16 billion acquisition financing for Citrix and TIBCO
  • financing for acquisition of Connexity
  • CSL $6 billion bridge facility for Vifor Pharma acquisition
  • £1.24 billion financing for SS&C Technologies’ offer for Blue Prism
  • $3.1875 billion financing for Clearlake acquisition of Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Murphy USA $1.25 billion credit facilities
  • Energizer Holdings $950 million refinancing
  • Superior Energy Services chapter 11 filing
  • Windstream $1.25 billion credit facilities as part of chapter 11 exit financing
  • Centerbridge $930 million IPS acquisition financing
  • The AES Corporation $1.25 billion revolving credit facility
  • Murray Energy chapter 11 restructuring and DIP financing
  • $1.5 billion Intelsat DIP financing
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Law360 – “Rising Star: Banking,” 2024

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Banking & Finance, 2021


J.D., New York University School of Law
A.B., History, University of Chicago

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2012

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
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