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Stephen A. Byeff


Advises U.S. and non-U.S. corporate and financial institution clients across a broad range of capital markets and corporate transactions.

Stephen advises U.S. and non-U.S. clients on a wide variety of capital markets transactions, as well as governance, SEC disclosure and general securities law and corporate matters. He represents corporate and financial institution clients on initial public offerings and other equity offerings, private placements and high-yield, investment-grade and convertible debt offerings. Stephen’s practice ranges across industries and includes clients in telecommunications, media, retail, technology, automotive, biotech, pharmaceuticals, industrials, financial services and insurance.

Experience highlights

  • Bausch + Lomb, TPG, On Running, UiPath, TuSimple, ACV Auctions, Gatos Silver, Dream Finders Homes, ProSight Global, TFI International, Black Diamond Therapeutics, Silvergate Capital, Hudson Ltd., Dova Pharmaceuticals and Mersana Therapeutics
Other Equity Offerings
  • Roivant Sciences, Nikola, MP Materials, Gatos Silver, Silvergate Capital, Shopify and Kadmon Holdings
Investment- and High-Grade Debt
  • The underwriters in connection with offerings by Jones Lang LaSalle, Macy‘s and Textron. Comcast and Ford on their debt offerings.
High-Yield Debt
  • The initial purchasers or ad hoc groups of creditors in connection with high yield debt transactions by Gran Tierra Energy, Dream Finders Homes, Atlas Air, MultiPlan, Windstream and XPO Logistics. Bausch + Lomb, Bausch Health, GeoPark Limited, Dufry, Pattern Energy and Clarios on their debt offerings.
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Member of Law360’s 2024 Capital Markets Editorial Advisory Board


J.D., Columbia Law School
  • James Kent Scholar
  • Parker School Recognition of Achievement in International and Comparative Law
  • Senior Editor, Columbia Law Review
M.A., International Relations, Economics, Johns Hopkins University
B.A., International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2015

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
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