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Craig Brod

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Craig B. Brod focuses on a wide variety of complex securities, corporate governance and corporate matters. Advises senior management and boards of U.S. and non-U.S. entities on these subjects, including in connection with SEC filings, public–private offerings of debt and equity securities (including IPOs and cross-border financings) and corporate transactions, including spin-offs.


Clinical Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School. Member of Advisory Board, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. Joined firm, 1980; became Partner, 1989; JD, Yale Law School (1980). Editor, The Yale Law Journal. BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia College (1977).


Mr. Brod is a member of the Bars in New York and New Jersey and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the District of New Jersey.


Mr. Brod received a J.D. degree in 1980 from the Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Mr. Brod received an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Columbia College in 1977.

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt

Within: Capital markets: debt

Well known for company and underwriter-side deals, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is a popular choice for first-time issuers through to veteran bulge bracket banks. The practice is recognized for its strength in cross-border work, including sovereign bond transactions, but its broad sector focus and deep regulatory experience secures it headline mandates across a wide range of industry segments. On the issuer side, Craig Brod recently advised Honeywell on a $1.2bn notes offering as part of its debt refinancing. Sung Kang, who has an impressive record in cross-border transactions, advised General Mills on several offerings to support its $8bn acquisition of Blue Buffalo, including debt offerings worth $6.5bn. Among its bank-side mandates, Jeffrey Karpf acted for a syndicate of underwriters, led by Citigroup Global Markets, on a series of notes offerings for Citi totaling $17bn. Elsewhere, David Lopez and Pamela Marcogliese advised the underwriters, led by Citigroup, on Allison Transmission’s $400m offering of senior notes. Other key contacts in the New York-based team include group co-lead Adam Fleisher and Nicolas Grabar, who brings to bear strong experience in Latin America-facing matters.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s New York-based practice is characterized by its ‘great commercial sense’, ‘strong negotiation skills’ and ‘solution-oriented service’. The group, which is a popular choice for both issuers and managers, is also widely recognized for its expertise in global, particularly Latin America-related, deals. Among its recent issuer representations, Sung Kang advised Western Digital on its $2.3bn senior notes offering. Kang also paired up with Craig Brod to advise Alcoa on a $500m notes offering. On the manager side, David Lopez advised the initial purchasers on concurrent high-yield notes offerings by finance subsidiaries of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, worth $1.2bn and €700m, respectively, and listed on the Global Exchange Market of the Irish Stock Exchange. In another notable cross-border deal, Duane McLaughlin advised the initial purchasers on a €650m high-yield global debt offering by Mexico cement giant CEMEX. Other recommended names include Jeffrey Karpf, who advised the underwriters on JELD-WEN’s $800m high-yield dual tranche notes offering; Latin America specialist Jorge Juantorena; and experienced counsel David Webb.

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