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Alan F. Denenberg

Alan F. Denenberg

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Mr. Denenberg is a member of Davis Polk’s Corporate Department and head of the Menlo Park office. He has extensive experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions. His practice includes a broad range of public and private equity and debt financing representing both domestic and foreign issuers and underwriters in a variety of industries, including technology, telecommunications, health care, retail and manufacturing. In the mergers and acquisitions area, Mr. Denenberg has worked on a number of public and private transactions, representing both acquirer and target companies, as well as private equity firms. He has also worked on public offerings, including convertible, investment-grade and high-yield debt and equity offerings, and regularly provided general corporate advice to a variety of companies.

Mr. Denenberg spent five years practicing in Asia, during which time he focused on cross-border financings and mergers and acquisitions.

He is a top-ranked lawyer in several leading legal industry publications, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, IFLR1000, Practical Law Company’s Cross-border Finance: Secured Lending Handbook and Cross-border Capital Markets Handbook, Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal: California and Daily Journal’s Top 100 California Lawyers. He was named an American Lawyer “Dealmaker of the Year” in 2014 and “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco Securities/Capital Markets Law by Best Lawyers 2014. He is a frequent speaker at PLI seminars and a member of the NASDAQ Private Market Board of Advisors.

Mr Denenberg joined Davis Polk as a partner in 2000. Before joining the firm, he was a partner at Shearman & Sterling in San Francisco and a managing partner of their Singapore office.

He is admitted to the bars of California and New York.

Mr. Denenberg graduated from McGill University in 1982. He received his LL.B. from Osgood Hall Law School of York University in 1985 and his LL.M. from Columbia Law School in 1987.


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