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James H.R. Windels

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

New York, NY, USA


James H.R. Windels is a member of Davis Polk & Wardwell’s Litigation Department.  He has experience in a wide variety of federal and state court commercial litigation matters, regulatory enforcement proceedings and internal investigations.

Mr. Windels’ matters include securities cases relating to public offerings and underwritings, sales and trading, asset management, mutual funds, private equity transactions and accounting matters.  He has represented companies and accounting firms in internal investigations, bidders and targets in mergers and acquisitions litigation, and financial institutions and manufacturers in federal and state antitrust actions.  He has also represented financial institutions and accounting firms in investigations and proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, federal and state criminal authorities, and local regulators in Europe and Asia.

Mr. Windels joined Davis Polk in 1990 and became partner in 1997.  He clerked for the Honorable Peter K. Leisure, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, from 1989 to 1990.  He is Chair of the Board of Directors of Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A and President of the Board of Directors of Volunteers of Legal Services.  In the past he served as Chair of the Committee on Pro Bono and Legal Services and Chair of the Legal Services Awards Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and as co-chair of Davis Polk’s Pro Bono Committee.

James H.R. Windels is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Private Fund—Enforcement Trends (July 19, 2016) - Hedge Fund Management 2016, Monday, September 19, 2016
Developments in Securities Litigation for Corporate Lawyers (PowerPoint slides) - Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Monday, January 23, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Developments in Securities Litigation for Corporate Lawyers - Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Monday, January 23, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Developments in Securities Litigation for Corporate Lawyers - Developments in Securities Litigation for Corporate Lawyers , Monday, January 23, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Developments in Securities Litigation for Corporate Lawyers - Developments in Securities Litigation for Corporate Lawyers , Monday, January 23, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Developments in Securities Litigation for Corporate Lawyers - Developments in Securities Litigation for Corporate Lawyers , Monday, January 23, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Sixteenth Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in Europe: Practical Implications of U.S. Law on EU Practice, Friday, January 27, 2017, London
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