Trevor I. Kiviat
  1. Associate

Mr. Kiviat is an associate in Davis Polk’s Investment Management Group. His practice focuses on advising clients on the formation and operation of private investment funds, including private equity funds and hedge funds. He also regularly provides regulatory and compliance advice to his private fund clients.

In addition, Mr. Kiviat wrote the first widely read and cited academic paper distinguishing Bitcoin from blockchain technology. He advises clients on the novel strategic, operational and regulatory issues relating to digital currency-based businesses. He also has been cited in the media for his extensive knowledge of blockchain technology and has lectured on related topics at the International Monetary Fund and Duke University.

Of Note

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2016
  • Teach for America, 2011-2013

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.S., Syracuse University, 2011
    • Renée Crown Honors
    • summa cum laude
  • J.D./LL.M., Duke University School of Law, 2016
    • Editor, Duke Law Journal