Davis Polk Welcomes Private Funds Counsel Scott Beal
1/29/2018

New York, January 29, 2018 – Davis Polk today announced that Scott Beal has rejoined the firm as counsel in its Investment Management Group in New York.

Mr. Beal most recently served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Coastland Capital LLC. Previously, he was President (2015-2017) and General Counsel (2013-2015) of Bocage Capital LLC. Mr. Beal was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Chilton Investment Company from 2010 to 2012. He began his legal career as a Davis Polk associate.

At Davis Polk, Mr. Beal will focus on private funds work, with an emphasis on private equity. He will advise clients on the formation and operation of private equity and other private investment funds, including hedge funds, credit funds, secondary funds, real estate funds, funds of funds and advisory platforms, as well as provide regulatory and compliance advice to private fund clients.

“Scott’s background gives him not only invaluable insight into the practical legal and compliance issues facing funds, but also a critical understanding of their business and operations,” said Nora Jordan, head of Davis Polk’s Investment Management Group. “He is a fantastic addition and we are delighted to welcome him back to the firm.”

Scott Beal said, “Davis Polk is highly regarded for its sophisticated and creative work in the private funds space. I am thrilled to rejoin the exceptional IMG team.”

Mr. Beal earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 2005 and A.B. from Harvard College in 1999.

Davis Polk is prominent in advising on the formation, operation and regulation of public and private funds. The dedicated lawyers in the firm’s Investment Management Group regularly advise a broad range of funds, investors and advisers, including many of the largest and most active private and public funds.

The firm’s lawyers are known throughout the sector for the highly sophisticated advice they render in structuring and registration matters for U.S. and non-U.S. funds and advisers. In addition, Davis Polk has exceptionally broad experience in dealing with the SEC to provide clients with creative solutions to their regulatory and compliance issues.

About Davis Polk

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is a global law firm with offices strategically located in the world’s key financial centers. For more than 165 years, our lawyers have advised industry-leading companies and global financial institutions on their most challenging legal and business matters. Davis Polk ranks among the world’s preeminent law firms across the entire range of its practice, which spans such areas as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, antitrust and competition, litigation and enforcement, private equity, tax, financial regulation, investment management, restructuring, executive compensation, FinTech, intellectual property and technology, real estate, and trusts and estates. Davis Polk has more than 900 lawyers in offices located in New York, Northern California, Washington DC, São Paulo, London, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit: http://www.davispolk.com.

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