Davis Polk capital markets partner Sophia Hudson has been selected by the Partnership for New York City as part of the 2016-2017 class of David Rockefeller Fellows who will participate in a year-long business and civic leadership program.
The 23-member 2016-2017 class of Fellows represents a cross-section of industries, including financial services, law, technology, retail and media. During the year, Fellows will have the opportunity to learn firsthand how New York City is run from top leaders in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Since its inception in 1989, 362 individuals have participated in the program.
Fellows are nominated by their CEOs and selected through a competitive application process. Each Fellow must hold a key leadership position at their company and demonstrate their interest in civic engagement.
Hudson advises U.S. and non-U.S. issuers and underwriters on capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity offerings, public and private high-yield, investment-grade and convertible debt offerings and private placements of equity and convertible securities for early stage companies. She also advises her corporate clients, including management teams and boards of directors, on governance, corporate and securities law matters. Her experience ranges across a variety of industries, including biotech, consumer, financials, industrials, mining, retail, specialty pharmaceuticals and technology. She has represented all the major U.S. investment banks.
The Partnership for New York City represents the city’s business leadership and its largest private sector employers, working together with government, labor and the nonprofit sector to promote economic growth and maintain the city’s position as a global center of commerce and innovation.