Lawrence E. Wieman
  1. Partner

Mr. Wieman is a partner in Davis Polk’s Credit Group. He represents borrowers and lenders in connection with secured and unsecured financings for U.S. and non-U.S. transactions. He also advises lenders and financially distressed borrowers on workouts and debt restructurings, various clients on senior and subordinated financing for contested and friendly acquisitions, and financial institutions, investment funds and other clients with respect to structured products and the credit and insolvency risks involved in cross-border securities and derivatives transactions and related collateral arrangements.

His clients have included many major financial institutions as lenders. Among the borrowers, he has advised BATS Global Markets, Beams Power Investment, Comcast, Computer Sciences, Daikin Industries, Ford Motor Company, L Brands, Mirion Technologies, Orbitz, Pharmerica, Prime Property Fund, Roche Holdings, Royalty Pharma and Western Refining, as well as portfolio companies of investment funds arranged or managed by Avista Capital, Citic Capital, Crestview Partners, Guggenheim Partners, Health Evolution Partners, Metalmark Capital, Quadrangle Group and Tailwind Capital.

Work Highlights

Borrower Representations

  • $13.4 billion amended and restated revolving credit facility for Ford Motor Company
  • $2.5 billion revolving credit facility and term extension for Computer Sciences Corporation
  • $1 billion amended and restated secured revolving credit facility for L Brands, Inc.
  • $925 million secured credit facility for BATS Global Markets’ acquisition of Hotspot FX Holdings, LLC
  • Western Refining, Inc. in connection with its senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility and senior secured revolving credit facilities for MLPs controlled by Western Refining


Mr. Wieman has been recognized as a leading lawyer in various industry publications:

  • Chambers Global – Banking & Finance: USA
  • Chambers USA – Banking & Finance: USA
  • IFLR1000 U.S. – Banking: Bank Lending

Of Note


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York County Lawyers Association

Professional History

  • Partner, 1992-present
  • Associate, 1985-1992
  • London office, 1987-1989
  • Washington DC office, 1985-1987
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Amalya L. Kearse, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1984-1985

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • A.B., Princeton University, 1975
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1984
    • with honors
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Executive Editor, University of Chicago Law Review