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Daniel N. Budofsky

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

New York, NY, USA

Daniel N. Budofsky is a partner in Davis Polk's Derivatives and Structured Products Group and Hedge Fund Group. He advises financial institutions, corporations and hedge funds on financial products in domestic and international transactions and has worked on numerous convertible, exchangeable and over-the-counter derivatives and financing transactions, including fund derivatives transactions, as well as a variety of complex structured products. Mr. Budofsky has acted as counsel to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association in connection with financial and derivatives reform and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association in connection with the drafting of the 2006 Fund Derivatives and the current 2010 Equity Derivatives Definitions project.

Mr. Budofsky is recognized as a leading lawyer in:

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.


  • Chairman, Derivatives and Structured Products Law Committee, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Structured Finance Committee, New York City Bar
  • Member, Derivatives Subcommittee, Structured Finance Committee, New York City Bar


  • Partner, 2000-present
  • Associate, 1990-2000
Bar Admissions
  • State of New York
  • B.S., Cornell University, 1979
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1990
    • Order of the Coif
    • Member, Law Review

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