Matthew Bacal

Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Matthew Bacal

Matthew Bacal

Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Biography

Mr. Bacal is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Group. He advises clients on intellectual property, technology, media, and privacy-related issues arising from corporate and commercial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, licensing, development and outsourcing/services arrangements, joint ventures and collaborations, financings, restructurings, and capital markets offerings.

He has a particular focus on negotiating and drafting strategic licensing, development, supply, outsourcing, services, and other commercial arrangements relating to media and sports rights, content distribution, branding, sponsorship, fashion, software and other technology. Mr. Bacal also regularly counsels clients on questions of copyright, Internet, and data privacy law.

In his pro bono practice, Mr. Bacal has provided intellectual property advice and counseling for a variety of organizations, including UNICEF, Equality Now, Probono.net, CatchLight, and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

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Matthew Bacal
Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Education
JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 2005

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

BA in English, magna cum laude
Class of 2001

Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

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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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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
Counsel
2005 - 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.

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$1,000 - $2,499
2018

City Year is an American education nonprofit organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. The organization partners with public schools in 29 high-need communities across the US and through international affiliates in the UK and Johannesburg, South Africa. City Year teams are made up of 18 to 24 year olds, who provide student, classroom, and whole school support, intended to help students stay in school and on track to graduate high school. City Year is a member of the AmeriCorps national service network, and is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, school district partnerships, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals.

Political Donations
$300
2012

Former President of United States

$250
2008

Former President of United States

Transactions
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Baker Hughes Co. issued USD Common Stock

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Goldman Sachs Asset Management LP (Private Equity) purchase LTI Flexible Products, Inc. from Genstar Capital Management LLC, AlpInvest Partners BV

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Comcast Corporation, NBCUniversal Media LLC purchase DWA Holdings LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Carroll G. Harper Prize
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