Betty M. Huber
  1. Counsel

Ms. Huber is co-head of the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Group in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department. She has provided environmental transactional advice for over two decades to numerous companies and boards spanning all types of industries, including utilities, oil and gas, coal, manufacturing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, transportation and food, covering mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financing, bankruptcy and corporate governance matters.

Ms. Huber is cited in numerous publications, including the Bloomberg BNA, Financial Times' Agenda, Environment and Energy (E&E) Publishing’s Climatewire and Greenwire,,, Corporate Counsel magazine, Directorship magazine, Financier Worldwide and Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst.

Work Highlights

  • Metalmark Capital's Investment in Reliance Gathering
  • Freeport-McMoRan's sale of interests in TF Holdings Ltd., and the Morenci Mine and the Timok Project
  • TE Connectivity on its acquisition of the Creganna Medical Group
  • Emera on its acquisition of TECO Energy
  • El Paso Electric on the sale of its interest in the Four Corners Coal-Fired Power Plant located in the Navajo Nation to the Arizona Public Service Company
  • Emerson Electric on its pending acquisition of Pentair's Valves and Controls business, its sale of its Power Transmissions Solutions business to Regal Beloit Corporation and its sale of its InterMetro Business to Ali Group
  • Tyson Food’s acquisition of Hillshire Farms and its sale of its Mexican and Brazilian poultry business
  • China Hydroelectric Corporation’s going-private transaction
  • Murphy Oil Corporation’s sale of its Meraux refinery to Valero and its Superior refinery to Calumet
  • Daikin Industries’ acquisition of Goodman Global
Capital Markets
  • Eastman Chemical's €550 million notes offering
  • General Motors Company $2 billion senior notes offering
  • Delphi's $1.3 billion senior notes offering
  • Nexteer Automotive's IPO
  • Geopark's IPO
  • Affimed NV's IPO
Bank Financings and Other Matters
  • Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde’s mine expansion project financing
  • Acquisition financing for Clayton Dubilier & Rice’s acquisition of Ashland Water Technologies
  • Debt restructuring for Foxwoods
  • Universal Orlando’s joint venture, construction, development and financing of the Cabana Bay Beach Resort


Ms. Huber is consistently recognized as a leader in the legal industry:

  • Best Lawyers – Environmental Law: New York, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
    • Environmental Law, 2016
    • Business Edition: Women in the Law – Environmental Law: New York, 2016
  • Chambers USA – Environment: New York, Band 1, 2018 (since 2007)
  • Legal 500 U.S. – Environment: Transaction and Regulatory Law, 2017 (since 2011)
  • Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers – Environment, 2017 (since 2010)
  • Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards – "Best in Environment," 2013
  • Super Lawyers – 2017 (since 2010)

She is a recipient of the Lawyers Alliance for New York’s Cornerstone Award, honoring outstanding pro bono legal services.

Of Note


  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, Advisory Council
  • Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, American Bar Association
  • Environmental Law Institute

Professional History

  • Counsel, 2004-present
  • Associate, 1996-2004

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1993
    • cum laude
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1996
    • Articles Editor, Annual Survey of American Law