Michael Kaplan

Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Michael Kaplan

Michael Kaplan

Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Biography

Mr. Kaplan is a member of Davis Polk’s three-person Management Committee and co-head of the firm’s global Capital Markets Group. He is ranked in the top band of lawyers by Chambers USA, which quotes clients describing Mr. Kaplan as “superb,” a “brilliant lawyer who is very responsive and understands business issues very well”, with “so much experience representing both issuers and underwriters” and “very practical when it comes to finding solutions.” Mr. Kaplan has been named a Law360 “Capital Markets MVP of the Year” and an American Lawyer “Dealmaker of the Year”.

Mr. Kaplan advises issuers and underwriters in connection with a wide range of U.S. and international capital markets and leveraged finance transactions, including initial public offerings and other equity offerings, as well as convertible and high-yield debt issuance. He has worked on transactions in sectors ranging from technology and telecommunications to basic industry. Mr. Kaplan also regularly advises investment banking clients on securities-law-related matters and advises corporate clients in areas including corporate governance and SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley matters.

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Birthday

1943

Age

76

Number of Awards

3

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Co-Head of Environmental Group, Corporate Department at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Co-Head, Corporate Governance Group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Managing Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Founder at Turner Legal PLLC

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Michael Kaplan
Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Education
JD, magna cum laude
Class of 1995

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.

AB, summa cum laude
Class of 1992

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Memberships
Member
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.

Career History
Partner
1996 - 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.

Clerk
1995 - 1996

The Supreme Court of New Jersey is the highest court in the U.S. state of New Jersey. In its current form, the Supreme Court of New Jersey is the final judicial authority on all cases in the state court system, the sole determinant of the constitutionality of state laws with respect to the state constitution, and the arbiter and overseer of the decennial legislative redistricting.

Boards & Committees
Member, Management Committee
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.

Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

Brunswick Bank & Trust Co. provides investment and banking services. The firm offers deposit products, commercial mortgages, small business loans, merchant services, and equipment financing. The company is headquartered in New Brunswick, NJ.

Political Donations
$1,000
2017

Policy Director at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP

$1,000
2014

Former Partner at Maynard Cooper & Gale PC

$1,000
2013

Former Partner at Maynard Cooper & Gale PC

Transactions
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Taboola, Inc. purchases Outbrain, Inc. from SoftBank Capital Partners LLC, Lightspeed Management Co. LLC, GlenRock Israel Ltd., Gemini Capital Fund Management Ltd., Viola Ventures, Rhodium Ltd.

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Oportun Financial Corp. issued USD Common Stock

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Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. purchases Infiltrator Water Technologies LLC from Ontario Teachers' Private Capital

Awards & Honors
2012
The American Lawyer - Dealmaker of the Year
Admitted to the New York Bar
The Legal 500 United States
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