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Sophia Hudson

Sophia Hudson

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

New York, NY, USA


Ms. Hudson is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Capital Markets Group. She advises U.S. and non-U.S. issuers and underwriters on capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity offerings, public and private high-yield, investment-grade and convertible debt offerings and private placements of equity and convertible securities for early stage companies. She also advises her corporate clients, including management teams and boards of directors, on governance, corporate and securities law matters.

Her experience ranges across a variety of industries, including biotech, consumer, financials, industrials, mining, retail, specialty pharmaceuticals and technology.

She has represented all the major U.S. investment banks.

Work Highlights

Ms. Hudson’s recent transactional experience includes the following representations: 

IPOs and Other Equity Offerings

  • Affimed, Auris, Biotie, OneMain Financial, Prosensa and Warner Chilcott in connection with their IPOs and/or follow-on equity offerings
  • The underwriters in connection with the IPOs and/or other equity offerings of AK Steel, ConforMIS, EndoChoice, Evolent, Galapagos, OncoMed, PTC Therapeutics, REGENX, Spark, Summit Materials, SXC (now Catamaran) and Wesco Aircraft

High-Yield and Convertible Debt

  • The underwriters in connection with high-yield or convertible debt offerings of Academy, AK Steel, Blackhawk Network, CEVA Logistics, Coinstar (now Outerwall), GNC, Insulet, Meritor, OneMain Financial, Pittsburgh Glass Works, Stillwater Mining, Unit and Universal American

Recognition

  • Law360 – “Rising Star," Life Sciences, 2016

Of Note

  • Fellow, 2016-2017 Class of David Rockefeller Fellows of the Partnership for New York City
  • Co-Chair, Practising Law Institute’s “How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering,” 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Regular participant in panels on securities law and governance topics in the United States and Europe

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • Partner, 2014-present
  • Associate, 2006-2014

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • A.B., History, Princeton University
  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Michigan Law Review
Sophia Hudson is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process - Securities Offerings 2017: A Public Offering: How it is Done, Monday, March 06, 2017
Liability, Due Diligence and the Underwriting Agreement - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017, Thursday, April 06, 2017
What the SEC Wants You to Know and Publicity Restrictions - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017, Thursday, April 06, 2017
Real Life Issues: Fact Patterns and Other Hot Topics in the IPO Process - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017, Thursday, April 06, 2017
The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017, Thursday, April 06, 2017
Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2017, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Lawyers as Gatekeepers in the Underwriting Process (March 2017) - Securities Offerings 2017: A Public Offering: How It Is Done, Monday, March 06, 2017
Legal Restrictions on Publicity Prior to and During Public Offerings of Securities (January 2017) - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017, Thursday, April 06, 2017
How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering: The Registration Process—Selected Disclosure and Process Considerations (January 2017) - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017, Thursday, April 06, 2017
IPO Governance Survey: Corporate Governance Practices in U.S. Initial Public Offerings (Excluding Controlled Companies) (January 2016) - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017, Thursday, April 06, 2017
A New Exemption for Resale of Restricted Securities under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (March 2017) - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2017, Monday, May 22, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process - Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process, Monday, March 06, 2017
Real Life Issues: Fact Patterns and Other Hot Topics in the IPO Process - Real Life Issues: Fact Patterns and Other Hot Topics in the IPO Process, Thursday, April 06, 2017
Liability, Due Diligence and the Underwriting Agreement - Liability, Due Diligence and the Underwriting Agreement, Thursday, April 06, 2017
What the SEC Wants You to Know and Publicity Restrictions - What the SEC Wants You to Know and Publicity Restrictions, Thursday, April 06, 2017
The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell - The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell , Thursday, April 06, 2017
Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements - Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process - Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process, Monday, March 06, 2017
The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell - The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell , Thursday, April 06, 2017
Real Life Issues: Fact Patterns and Other Hot Topics in the IPO Process - Real Life Issues: Fact Patterns and Other Hot Topics in the IPO Process, Thursday, April 06, 2017
Liability, Due Diligence and the Underwriting Agreement - Liability, Due Diligence and the Underwriting Agreement, Thursday, April 06, 2017
Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements - Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process - Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process, Monday, March 06, 2017
The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell - The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell , Thursday, April 06, 2017
What the SEC Wants You to Know and Publicity Restrictions - What the SEC Wants You to Know and Publicity Restrictions, Thursday, April 06, 2017
Real Life Issues: Fact Patterns and Other Hot Topics in the IPO Process - Real Life Issues: Fact Patterns and Other Hot Topics in the IPO Process, Thursday, April 06, 2017
Liability, Due Diligence and the Underwriting Agreement - Liability, Due Diligence and the Underwriting Agreement, Thursday, April 06, 2017
Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements - Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Securities Offerings 2017: A Public Offering: How it is Done, Friday, March 10, 2017, New York, NY
How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017, Monday, April 10, 2017, New York, NY
Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2017, Friday, May 26, 2017, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Boston, MA
How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Nashville, TN
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