Lawrence Portnoy

Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Lawrence Portnoy

Lawrence Portnoy

Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Biography

Mr. Portnoy, a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, is a nationally recognized securities, M&A and general commercial litigator. Major financial institutions and companies regularly call on him to handle securities, commercial and derivative litigations in federal and state courts throughout the country, and arbitrations. Clients know that they can rely on his judgment, preparedness and extensive courtroom experience.
Mr. Portnoy has represented a wide range of high-profile clients in their largest and most significant matters before, during and after trial. Clients also turn to Mr. Portnoy to guide them through SEC and CFTC enforcement matters, grand jury investigations, internal investigations and in connection with inquiries from various bank regulators, including the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, San Francisco, and Chicago. Mr. Portnoy has also represented clients in AAA, FINRA, NASD and NYSE arbitrations.

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1988

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA with Highest Honors
Class of 1985

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. It is one of the original eight Public Ivy universities and is one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities. It has been ranked among the top five research universities in the US, and among the top 20 universities in the world. U-M also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn.

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Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Current

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Career History
Partner
1989 - Current

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offers legal solutions to areas such as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, insolvency, and restructuring, investment management, tax, and litigation. Based in New York, the company was founded by Francis N. Bangs in 1849.

Political Donations
$250
2019

Former Representative from the 72nd District at Michigan House of Representatives (Michigan)

$1,500
2012

Former President of United States

$1,000
2010

Founder at Girls Who Code, Inc.

Transactions
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Mr. Cooper Group, Inc. purchases Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, Inc.

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HRG Group, Inc. purchases Spectrum Brands Legacy, Inc. resulting in a new company Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.

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Apollo Global Management, Inc. /Private Equity, Onemain Holdings, Inc. /Private Group purchase OneMain Holdings, Inc. from Fortress Investment Group LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
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