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Deanna L. Kirkpatrick

Deanna L. Kirkpatrick

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

New York, NY, USA


Ms. Kirkpatrick is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department and the firm’s Finance Partner, responsible for overseeing Davis Polk’s finances. As a senior member of the firm’s Capital Markets Group, her practice includes public equity, equity-linked, debt and other securities offerings for both issuers and underwriters.   Ms. Kirkpatrick has worked on offerings for issuers over a broad spectrum of industries, including financial institutions, utilities, health care, oil and gas, retail, media and special-purpose acquisition companies.

Ms. Kirkpatrick was named a New York Law Journal "Distinguished Leader" in 2017, a Law360 "Capital Markets MVP" in 2016 and "Best in Capital Markets" by Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards in 2013.

Work Highlights

Ms. Kirkpatrick has participated in offerings by companies such as Abbott, Lockheed Martin, Walgreen’s, PDC Energy, Black Hills, Hess and Re/Max.

She has advised the underwriters on offerings by the Toronto Dominion Bank, Export Development Canada, the Government of Canada and various Canadian provinces.

She has represented issuers such as Bats Global Markets, L Brands, VF Corporation and Computer Sciences Corporation in securities offerings and corporate governance matters.

She has also represented virtually all the major investment banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as underwriters’ counsel in equity and debt offerings and regularly advises investment banking clients on securities law-related matters.

Recognition

Ms. Kirkpatrick is consistently recognized for her work in the legal industry:
New York Law Journal "Distinguished Leader" in 2017, a Law360 "Capital Markets MVP" in 2016, Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards – “Best in Capital Markets,” 2013, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Of Note

Finance Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell, responsible for overseeing the firm’s finances

Regularly participates as a speaker on various PLI panels

Memberships

Committee on Financial Reporting, New York City Bar

Publications

Co-Author, “Role of the Law Firm” in Nasdaq’s Going Public: A Guide for North American Companies to Listing on the U.S. Securities Markets

Deanna L. Kirkpatrick is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Davis Polk, Recent Developments in Public Offerings, A Collection of Selected Updates from November 2016—August 2017 - Securities Regulation Institute (49th Annual), Monday, November 13, 2017
Davis Polk, Corporate Governance Practices in U.S. Initial Public Offerings (Excluding Controlled Companies) (July 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Davis Polk, Corporate Governance Practices in U.S. Initial Public Offerings (Controlled Companies) (July 2018) - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Davis Polk, Developments in the Capital Markets, A Collection of Selected Updates from November 2017–August 2018 - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Developments in the Capital Markets - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Friday, November 16, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Friday, November 16, 2018, New York, NY
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Developments in the Capital Markets - Developments in the Capital Markets, Friday, November 16, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Developments in the Capital Markets - Developments in the Capital Markets, Friday, November 16, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Developments in the Capital Markets - Developments in the Capital Markets, Friday, November 16, 2018
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