New York, NY, June 27, 2022 – Davis Polk today announced that leading capital markets lawyer Nicole Brookshire has joined the firm’s Capital Markets practice in New York.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nicole to Davis Polk,” said Neil Barr, Davis Polk’s Managing Partner. “She is a trusted adviser to companies across industries seeking to access the capital markets. Her addition further strengthens our firm’s position as the leading capital markets practice in the world.”

Ms. Brookshire joins Davis Polk from Cooley LLP, where she was a partner in the public companies and capital markets practices since 2007 and a member of the firm’s board of directors. She advises late-stage private and public company clients, as well as investment banks, in a full range of general corporate and securities matters, including public offerings, strategic corporate relationships, SEC reporting and compliance, and corporate governance matters. The many high-profile IPOs, direct listings and offerings on which she has recently advised include those by ACV Auctions, Allbirds, Etsy, The Honest Company, Datadog, Rent the Runway, CS Disco, Datto, Warby Parker, Braze, MongoDB, Similarweb, Sprinklr, BigCommerce and UiPath.

“Nicole is an exceptional lawyer and has built one of the foremost practices advising issuers on their IPOs,” said Michael Kaplan, head of Davis Polk’s Corporate Department. “Many of us have sat across the table from Nicole and know her for her excellent legal judgment, intense focus on understanding her clients’ businesses, pragmatism and collegiality. She is a fantastic fit for our team.”

Davis Polk is a perennial market leader in capital markets matters, advising corporations and financial institutions on offerings of all kinds around the globe. The firm ranked first in 27 global and U.S. capital markets categories – more than any other U.S. firm – in Refinitiv’s FY 2021 league tables.

Ms. Brookshire said, “Davis Polk is an undisputed leader across the full spectrum of capital markets offerings, with a deep bench of truly phenomenal lawyers. I am looking forward to collaborating with my new colleagues to help clients access the public markets and to help the firm to grow its already exceptional platform.”

Deal Point Data ranks Ms. Brookshire as the top IPO issuer-side tech lawyer on the East Coast for 2017 to 2021, as well as the top software IPO lawyer on the East Coast for 2015 to 2021. She is also recognized as a leading capital markets lawyer by publications including Chambers USA.

She earned her J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School in 1997 and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Carleton College in 1992.