Davis Polk Elects 10 New Partners
New York, NY, June 26, 2019 – Davis Polk has announced that Yang Chu, Hilary Dengel, Vanessa Jackson, Yasin Keshvargar, Angela Libby, Fiona Moran, Emily Roberts, Evan Rosen, Darren Schweiger and Patrick Sigmon have been elected partners of the firm, effective July 1, 2019.
Mr. Chu is a member of Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, resident in Hong Kong. His practice spreads across a broad range of corporate matters, including equity and debt capital markets, public takeovers, cross-border acquisitions, general compliance and corporate governance.
Ms. Dengel is a member of Davis Polk’s Corporate Department in New York, practicing in the Finance Group. She represents financial sponsors, corporate borrowers and various lenders on a wide range of transaction types, including leveraged and investment-grade acquisition financings, high-yield bond issuances, asset-based financings, complex restructurings, and debtor-in-possession and exit financings.
Ms. Jackson is a member of Davis Polk’s Corporate Department in New York, practicing in the Finance Group. Her practice focuses primarily on the representation of financial institutions and corporate borrowers in a broad range of corporate finance transactions, including leveraged and investment-grade acquisition financings, asset-based credit facilities, debt restructurings, spinoffs, working capital financings, debtor-in-possession financings, exit financings, and other secured and unsecured financings.
Mr. Keshvargar is a member of Davis Polk’s Corporate Department in New York, practicing in the Capital Markets Group. He advises domestic and foreign issuers and underwriters on a broad range of transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity offerings, public and private high-yield, investment-grade and convertible debt financings, restructurings and cross-border transactions. He also advises clients ranging from early-stage privately held companies to well-known seasoned issuers on governance, SEC reporting, strategic transactions and other corporate law matters. His practice ranges across a variety of industries, including biotech, consumer and retail, fintech, technology, life sciences and healthcare, and oil and gas.
Ms. Libby is a member of Davis Polk’s Corporate Department in New York, practicing in the Restructuring Group. She advises debtors, creditors, banks, hedge funds, lenders, asset purchasers and other strategic parties in a wide range of corporate restructuring matters, including pre-packaged and traditional bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, debtor-in-possession and exit financing transactions, asset sales, bankruptcy litigation, cross-border insolvencies and liability management transactions.
Ms. Moran is a member of Davis Polk’s Litigation Department and White Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations Group, practicing in the Washington DC office. Her practice focuses on government investigations and enforcement actions, as well as congressional inquiries. She also represents clients in connection with confidential internal investigations and advises companies on corporate governance and compliance matters, including the design of strategies, policies and procedures to mitigate risk. Her matters have involved allegations of fraud, violations of anti-bribery laws, insider trading, money laundering, antitrust and other financial crimes, and her clients have included major financial institutions, regulated entities, public companies, senior executives and former government officials.
Ms. Roberts is a member of Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in Northern California. She advises companies on corporate and securities matters, including public company reporting and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, and corporate governance. She regularly represents issuers and investment banks on a broad range of capital markets transactions. Her mergers and acquisitions experience includes acquisitions of public and private companies, carve-outs, joint ventures and minority investments. Ms. Roberts has experience with companies across a variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, energy, utilities and manufacturing.
Mr. Rosen is a member of Davis Polk’s Corporate Department in New York, practicing in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. His diverse and broad-based practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations and other corporate partnering transactions, restructurings, spinoffs, and takeover and corporate governance matters on behalf of both strategic clients and financial buyers. On the private equity side, he regularly represents sponsors and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses, including acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, minority investments and co-investment arrangements.
Mr. Schweiger is a member of Davis Polk’s Corporate Department in New York, practicing in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. He advises clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures and other corporate partnering arrangements, spinoffs, corporate governance matters, shareholder activism and other general corporate matters. He also regularly represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies on a full range of transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of investments, leveraged buyouts, minority investments and co-investment arrangements.
Mr. Sigmon is a member of Davis Polk’s Tax Department in New York. He represents publicly traded and privately held companies and private funds with respect to U.S. federal income taxation in domestic and international contexts, including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, restructurings and reorganizations, spinoffs and splitoffs, and the formation and operation of joint ventures, private equity funds, hedge funds and REITs. He also works in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate finance and securities offerings.