Biography

Paul Rodel is a corporate partner and a member of Debevoise’s Capital Markets, Banking, Private Equity and Latin America Groups. He represents U.S., Latin American and European companies in the financial services, energy, banking and media industries in registered, private and offshore capital markets transactions.

Mr. Rodel is recommended by The Legal 500 US (2018) for Capital Markets, where clients note him as “responsive” and “knowledgeable.” In addition, he is noted for Capital Markets in The Legal 500 Latin America (2018). Chambers Global (2014–2015) ranks Mr. Rodel as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets, where clients state that he “stands out for his technical knowledge and availability.” He is also recommended as a “Recognized Practitioner” in Latin America (2014–2015). In addition, Latin Lawyer (2015–2016) recommends Mr. Rodel as a leading Capital Markets lawyer in Latin America.

Mr. Rodel is a frequent speaker and author on securities regulation and corporate governance issues, including recently on the disclosure and reporting approaches taken by companies affected by cybersecurity events, multijurisdictional disclosure requirements with regard to environmental and climate change issues, the impact of proxy advisors on corporate governance, recent developments in insider trading, current trends in cross-border tender offers, recent developments in growth company initial public offerings, regulation of conflicts of interest in analyst research, as well as key disclosure issues for banking organizations.

Mr. Rodel serves on the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Securities Law Committee as Vice Chair and Legal Practice Division (LPD) Officer for North America. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.

Mr. Rodel joined Debevoise in 2005 and became a partner in 2010. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Tulane University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1992 (studies with distinction at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1990–1991) and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1996, where he was a James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. Mr. Rodel began his career in the New York and Frankfurt offices of a leading international law firm and worked in the New York and Geneva offices of the management consultancy McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Rodel speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese, French and German.

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