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Deanna L. Kirkpatrick
Partner

Ms. Kirkpatrick is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department. As a senior member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group, her practice includes public equity, equity-linked, debt and other securities offerings by U.S. issuers. She has regularly worked for both issuers and underwriters in connection with capital markets transactions. Ms. Kirkpatrick has worked on offerings for issuers over a broad spectrum of industries, including financial institutions, utilities, health care, oil and gas, retail, media and special-purpose acquisition companies.

Ms. Kirkpatrick was named a Law360 "Capital Markets MVP" in 2016 and "Best in Capital Markets" by Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards in 2013.

Work Highlights


Ms. Kirkpatrick has participated in offerings by companies such as Lockheed Martin, Walgreen’s, PDC Energy, Black Hills, Hess and Re/Max.  

She has advised the underwriters on offerings by the Toronto Dominion Bank, Export Development Canada, the Government of Canada and various Canadian provinces.  

She has represented issuers such as Bats Global Markets, L Brands, VF Corporation and Computer Sciences Corporation in securities offerings and corporate governance matters.  

She has also represented virtually all the major investment banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as underwriters’ counsel in equity and debt offerings and regularly advises investment banking clients on securities law-related matters.  

Recognition


Ms. Kirkpatrick is consistently recognized for her work in the legal industry:

  • Law360 – "Capital Markets MVP," 2016
  • Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards – “Best in Capital Markets,” 2013
  • Chambers USA

Of Note

  • Finance Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell, responsible for overseeing the firm’s finances
  • Regularly participates as a speaker on various PLI panels
Memberships
  • Committee on Financial Reporting, New York City Bar
Publications
  • Co-Author, “Role of the Law Firm” in NASDAQ’s Going Public: A Guide for North American Companies to Listing on the U.S. Securities Markets

Professional History

  • Finance Partner, 2011-present
  • Partner, 1997-present
  • Associate, 1989-1997

Contact

  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY
    10017
    P: +1 212 450 4135
    F: +1 212 701 5135

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • B.A., Queen's University, 1985
  • M.B.A./LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 1989