Davis Polk Names Nine New Counsel
12/1/2015

Davis Polk has announced that nine lawyers have been promoted to counsel effective December 1, 2015:  David R. Bauer, Drew Glover, Juliette Loget,  Damon P. Meyer, Michael J. Moldowan, Daniel E. Newman and Marc D. Swenson in the Corporate Department, and Christopher Lynch and Michael Scheinkman in the Litigation Department. 

Mr. Bauer is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Intellectual Property and Technology Group in New York. He advises clients on intellectual property, technology and media-related issues arising from corporate and commercial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing and collaboration arrangements, financings and restructurings, and capital markets offerings. With a bioscience-related Ph.D., Mr. Bauer has a particular focus on meeting the intellectual property and transactional needs of technology companies, especially in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and also regularly advises clients in a variety of other industries, such as media, information technology and financial services. 

Mr. Glover is counsel in the Corporate Department, practicing in the São Paulo office. He has also worked for several years in the New York and Madrid offices. Mr. Glover has advised U.S. and non-U.S. clients on capital markets transactions, including public and private debt and equity offerings, exchange offers and debt restructurings, primarily in Latin America. He has also advised U.S. and non-U.S. clients on general corporate matters, including with respect to corporate governance, SEC reporting and other compliance matters. 

Ms. Loget is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Paris office. Her practice focuses on domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions and includes representing companies and investment banks in domestic and international capital markets transactions. She has recently represented major French and international companies in a variety of complex transactions, including some involving Valeo, Solvay, Eramet and TE Connectivity. 

Mr. Meyer is counsel in the Corporate Department, practicing in the Insolvency and Restructuring Group in New York. He has substantial experience in a broad range of domestic and international corporate restructurings, including representing debtors, creditors, agent banks and lenders, and acquirers of distressed companies or assets in connection with pre-packaged or traditional bankruptcies, out-of-court workouts, DIP and exit financings, bankruptcy litigation and section 363 sales. Mr. Meyer also has experience representing major financial institutions in connection with Dodd-Frank Resolution Planning. 

Mr. Moldowan is counsel in the Corporate Department, practicing in the Capital Markets Group in New York. He advises financial institutions on all aspects of the issuance and marketing of SEC-registered and exempt offerings of structured securities linked to equities, commodities, currencies, interest rates and combinations of these assets, including market-linked certificates of deposit.  He has extensive experience in the development of new financial products, including proprietary indices and exchange-traded notes for retail and institutional investors. He routinely advises on SEC, FINRA and other regulatory and transactional matters related to structured products. 

Mr. Newman is counsel in the Corporate Department, practicing in the Financial Institutions Group in New York. He provides bank regulatory advice, including on Dodd-Frank Act regulatory implementation and the preparation of living wills. Mr. Newman’s practice also includes capital markets transactions for U.S. and non-U.S. banks and other financial institutions. Fluent in Japanese, he started in the Tokyo office in 2008, where he primarily advised Japanese issuers on SEC-registered and exempt capital markets transactions and SEC reporting obligations. 

Mr. Swenson is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Derivatives and Structured Products Group in New York. He advises financial institutions in connection with offerings of a variety of structured products, including equity-, commodity- and currency-linked notes and certificates of deposit.  He also has extensive experience in the development of new financial products, including proprietary indices and exchange-traded notes. He routinely advises on SEC, FINRA and other regulatory matters relating to structured products and new product development. 

Mr. Lynch is counsel in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department in New York. He has represented clients in a variety of antitrust, telecommunications, securities, and general litigation matters. His practice includes advising and representing clients in merger investigations by antitrust and competition authorities. Mr. Lynch also regularly represents clients in federal and state regulatory proceedings and enforcement agency investigations.    

Mr. Scheinkman is counsel in the Litigation Department in New York. He represents clients in a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters, including securities cases, mass tort actions, complex commercial litigation matters, and criminal and regulatory investigations. His recent matters include the representation of Con Edison in government investigations and civil litigation arising out of the East Harlem and East Village gas explosions, and Morgan Stanley in litigation relating to residential mortgage-backed securities.