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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.

RECOGNITION

  • New York Law Journal – “Rising Star,” 2017
  • Law360 – “Rising Star," Life Sciences, 2016

OF NOTE

  • Partnership for New York City, David Rockefeller Fellow, 2016-17
  • Co-Chair, Practising Law Institute’s “How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering,” 2015,  2016 and 2017

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

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

ADMISSIONS

  • State of New York

EDUCATION

  • A.B., History, Princeton University, 2000
  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2006
    • magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Associate Editor, Michigan Law Review
Sophia Hudson is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2017
How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters 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
Lawyers as Gatekeepers in the Underwriting Process (March 2017) - Securities Offerings 2018: A Public Offering from Start to Finish, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
IPO Governance Survey: Corporate Governance Practices in U.S. Initial Public Offerings (Excluding Controlled Companies) (January 2018) - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering: The Registration Process—Selected Disclosure and Process Considerations (January 2018) - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Legal Restrictions on Publicity Prior to and During Public Offerings of Securities (January 2018) - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 04, 2018
A New Exemption for Resale of Restricted Securities under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (March 2017) - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2018, Monday, May 21, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2017, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process - Securities Offerings 2018: A Public Offering from Start to Finish, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
What the SEC Wants You to Know and Publicity Restrictions - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Monday, April 09, 2018
Delving in: Hot Topics in the IPO Process - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Monday, April 09, 2018
The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell - How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Monday, April 09, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements - Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process - Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
What the SEC Wants You to Know and Publicity Restrictions - What the SEC Wants You to Know and Publicity Restrictions, Monday, April 09, 2018
Delving in: Hot Topics in the IPO Process - Delving in: Hot Topics in the IPO Process, Monday, April 09, 2018
The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell - The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell, Monday, April 09, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements - Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process - Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
What the SEC Wants You to Know and Publicity Restrictions - What the SEC Wants You to Know and Publicity Restrictions, Monday, April 09, 2018
Delving in: Hot Topics in the IPO Process - Delving in: Hot Topics in the IPO Process, Monday, April 09, 2018
The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell - The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell, Monday, April 09, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements - Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process - Ethics, Due Diligence and the Offering Process, Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Delving in: Hot Topics in the IPO Process - Delving in: Hot Topics in the IPO Process, Monday, April 09, 2018
The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell - The IPO Preparation Process: From Whiteboard to Ringing the Bell, Monday, April 09, 2018
What the SEC Wants You to Know and Publicity Restrictions - What the SEC Wants You to Know and Publicity Restrictions, Monday, April 09, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2017, Friday, May 26, 2017, New York, NY
Securities Offerings 2018: A Public Offering from Start to Finish, Friday, March 09, 2018, New York, NY
How to Prepare an Initial Public Offering 2018, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, New York, NY
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