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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
United States
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Stephen L. Burns is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department and serves as Co-Head of the Firm’s Finance Practice. His practice focuses on representing companies and investment banking firms in connection with public and private offerings of securities, as well as on general corporate matters, including corporate governance and M&A matters. Mr. Burns was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 New York City “Lawyer of the Year” for Securities/Capital Markets Law. In 2019, he was named a Capital Markets Trailblazer by The National Law Journal.

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United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP has maintained its illustrious reputation in the DCM space, advising on a range of registered and Rule 144A/Regulation S debt offerings for prestigious issuers and underwriters. This includes a variety of investment grade, high-yield, convertible and exchangeable debt securities. The core team has worked on a series of headline and high-value debt offerings, including representing the underwriters in the $13bn registered floating rate notes and fixed to floating rate notes offerings by JPMorgan, the largest ever bond sale by any bank. Craig Arcella and Andrew Pitts are leaders in the field, including in investment grade and high-yield debt transactions. William Fogg and Stephen Burns are also senior finance practitioners with an extensive record in the capital markets field, segment Scott Bennett is now an established senior name, and Nicholas Dorsey is amongst the next generation of top practitioners. Johnny Skumpija left the firm in March 2021.