Joseph S. Payne
  1. Associate

Mr. Payne is an associate in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the Capital Markets Group. He represents issuers and financial institution clients on a variety of public and private capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity offerings, investment-grade and high-yield debt financings and liability management transactions. Mr. Payne has experience in securities offerings in a range of industries, including biotech, consumer, financial services, industrials, natural resources, pharmaceuticals and technology. 

Work Highlights

Mr. Payne’s recent experience includes advising:

  • The underwriters in connection with the initial public offerings of Amerant Bank, Capitol Investment Corp. IV, and Gamida Cell
  • Kissner Milling Company in connection with its $400 million high-yield notes offering
  • The initial purchasers in connection with a $530 million high-yield notes offering by Chobani
  • The underwriters or initial purchasers in connection with investment-grade debt offerings by Celgene, KKR, Magellan Health and PPG Industries

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2016
  • Shearman & Sterling, London and New York, 2013-2016

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • A.B., Harvard University, 2006
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2013
    • James Kent Scholar
    • Public Affairs Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law