Davis Polk partners Martine Beamon and Nora Jordan have been named among New York Business Journal’s 2018 “Women of Influence.” The award honors women in New York City who have made an impact both professionally and in their communities.
Beamon has successfully represented individuals and institutions in their most critical situations. Her matters have included grand jury and regulatory investigations, representing companies, boards of directors and individuals in connection with allegations of insider trading, commodities fraud, market manipulation and other securities fraud, foreign corrupt practices, and healthcare law violations, among other areas. Her complex civil matters have involved allegations under the False Claims Act, consumer protection and whistleblower provisions, and other state and federal statutes.
Beamon also represents indigent defendants in criminal proceedings in federal court, including in matters involving sex trafficking and immigration. She is a member of the Board of Directors of both the Federal Defenders of New York and Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York, in addition to serving on the Lawyers Committee of the Innocence Project and the Lawyers Council of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City.
For the past 14 years, Jordan has led Davis Polk’s Investment Management Group. She acts as counsel to advisers, funds and independent directors, and many of her matters involve advising clients concerning compliance with the Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act. She has worked on a number of internal and SEC investigations involving asset managers and has also worked on a number of acquisitions, reorganizations and restructurings of asset managers. She also provides exemptive advice concerning the Investment Company Act for industrial holding companies, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions.
Outside the firm, Jordan has been actively involved for 20 years with the American Skin Association, a non-profit that funds research and education on melanoma and other skin diseases. In addition to serving as Vice Chair of its Board of Directors and Chair of the Nominating Committee, Jordan is the lead Davis Polk lawyer in providing pro bono legal services to the organization.