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Steven J. Slutzky

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

New York, NY, USA


Steven J. Slutzky
Partner

Areas of Practice

Securities Capital Markets
Financial Institutions Global Insurance Practice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate Governance

Experience

Steven Slutzky is a corporate partner whose practice focuses on securities offerings and related transactions. He regularly represents issuers and underwriters in securities transactions including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, debt offerings and private placements.

Mr. Slutzky is ranked as a leading capital markets lawyer in Chambers Global (2013), Chambers USA (2013) and IFLR1000 (2012). He is recognized in The Legal 500 US (2013) and one client praises him as one of the “best lawyers I have ever worked with” (2009). Mr. Slutzky is co-author of “Conveyance Rule 159 of the Securities Act” (Securities Law 360, 7 April 2006) and “U.S. SEC’s Final Rules Regarding Securities Offering Reform” (BNA International World Securities Law Report, August 2005), among other articles. He also serves as a director of South Brooklyn Legal Services.

Mr. Slutzky received his B.S. from Lehigh University in 1988 in Finance and his J.D. from New York Law School summa cum laude in 1993 where he was a Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review.

Selected Representations

  • US Foods and CD&R in US Foods’ Agreement to Merge with Sysco for $8.2 Billion
  • Verizon Communications in its $49 billion bond offering, the largest-ever corporate bond issue
  • Debevoise Advises Verizon in its Agreement to Acquire Vodafone's 45 Percent Interest in Verizon Wireless for $130 Billion
  • Third Point Re, a Bermuda-based property and casualty reinsurer, in its $317 million initial public offering of common shares
  • HD Supply in its $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock
  • Reynolds Group in its $3.25 billion offering of 5.75% senior secured notes due 2020
News

  • Debevoise Recognized at International Financial Law Review’s 2013 Americas Deal of the Year Awards
    March 25, 2013
  • Paul S. Bird Named a Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer
    April 02, 2008
Events

  • Heading for the Exit: Best Practices for Successful PE-Backed IPOs
    November 07, 2013
  • Seventh Annual Insurance M&A Seminar
    September 17, 2008
  • Insurers in Crisis: Risks and Opportunities
    September 17, 2008
Publications

  • SEC Adopts JOBS Act Rule Eliminating Ban on General Solicitations in Certain Private Offerings
    July 10, 2013
  • Reminder – Periodic Filing, Notice and Reporting Requirements for Private Equity Funds
    December 20, 2012
  • PCAOB Tees Up Questions For Audit Committees To Ask Auditors About Audit Inspections
    August 13, 2012
Language(s)

English

Bar Admissions

New York

Education

  • New York Law School, 1993, J.D.
  • Lehigh University, 1988, B.S.
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