Brett M. Novick is a partner in the firm’s Finance and Private Equity Groups. His practice focuses on complex acquisition finance and leveraged finance transactions such as the $5.5 billion merger of Ply Gem, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, with NCI Building Systems; the $5 billion merger of Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services and Safway Group by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and Brand Energy; and the $3.7 billion take-private acquisition by UDG Healthcare by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

Mr. Novick joined Debevoise in 2014. Mr. Novick received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School magna cum laude in 2014. He was awarded the Rakow Scholarship for outstanding achievement in securities, corporations or business law, served as an executive editor for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform and was a recipient of the Raymond K. and John R. Dykema Scholarship Award for his contributions to the journal. Mr. Novick received a B.S. summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2011.


  • University of Michigan Law School, 2014, J.D.
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, 2011, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • New York