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Davis Polk Welcomes Derivatives Counsel Caitlin Wood in New York – Business Wire

NEW YORK–()–Davis Polk today announced that Caitlin Wood has rejoined the firm as counsel in the Derivatives & Structured Products practice in New York.

“With significant experience across the spectrum of complex equity derivatives transactions, Caitlin is a terrific addition to our elite derivatives team,” said Neil Barr, Davis Polk’s Managing Partner. “We are pleased to welcome her back to the firm and are confident that she will add value to our clients for many years to come.”

Ms. Wood most recently was with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she advised financial institutions, companies and investors on the structuring, negotiation and execution of a broad range of equity-linked transactions. These include public and private convertible and exchangeable securities offerings and associated derivative transactions, accelerated share repurchase programs, margin loans secured by significant positions in public companies, and various equity-linked hedging and monetization transactions. She was an associate at Davis Polk from 2014 to 2019.

“We are thrilled that Caitlin has returned to Davis Polk,” said Mark Mendez, co-head of Davis Polk’s Derivatives & Structured Products practice. “She is an excellent lawyer with a broad-based practice, and she will be a tremendous resource to our financial institution and corporate clients that turn to us for advice on the full range of equity derivatives and other equity-linked transactions.”

Ms. Wood said, “This is a truly exciting opportunity to continue to grow Davis Polk’s market-leading derivatives practice and to help clients on their most complex transactions. I am looking forward to again working alongside this fantastic group of lawyers.”

Ms. Wood received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 and J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2014.

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About Davis Polk’s Derivatives & Structured Products practice.

With deep experience in over-the-counter products, equity-based financing, equity-linked securities and structured products, we represent financial institutions as well as corporations, sponsors, hedge funds and individuals in connection with these transactions. Our clients rely on us for comprehensive advice on every aspect of complex equity derivatives transactions. This work draws on our skills across disciplines including securities law, tax, finance, restructuring, investment management, financial services regulation and litigation. We work with every major financial institution active in derivatives and structured products.