Kevin M. Schmidt

Partner
New York
Tel: +1 212 909 6178
Overview
Kevin Schmidt is a corporate partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group and is Co-Chair of the firm's Private Equity Group. He has worked extensively ... Read Full Biography

Publications

  • 2021 Private Equity Midyear Review and Outlook
    22 July 2021
    Jonathan Adler
    ,
    Christopher Anthony
    ,
    Katherine Ashton
    ,
    Andrew L. Bab
    ,
    Megan K. Bannigan
    ,
    Sally Bergmann
    ,
    David H. Bernstein
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Ezra Borut
    ,
    Geoffrey P. Burgess
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
    ,
    William Y. Chua
    ,
    Matthew Dickman
    ,
    Christopher Dortschy
    ,
    E. Drew Dutton
    ,
    Jane Engelhardt
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
    ,
    Avi Gesser
    ,
    Jyotin Hamid
    ,
    Morgan J. Hayes
    ,
    Peter J. Irwin
    ,
    Meir D. Katz
    ,
    Rafael Kariyev
    ,
    M. Natasha Labovitz
    ,
    Maurizio Levi-Minzi
    ,
    Andrew M. Levine
    ,
    Sidney P. Levinson
    ,
    Jonathan F. Lewis
    ,
    Marc Ponchione
    ,
    Ryan T. Rafferty
    ,
    Paul D. Rubin
    ,
    Zachary H. Saltzman
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Shannon Rose Selden
    ,
    Scott B. Selinger
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
    ,
    Ramya S. Tiller
    ,
    Richard Ward
    ,
    Alisa A. Waxman
    ,
    Patricia Volhard
    ,
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Jeffrey P. Cunard
    ,
    Andrew J. Gershon
    ,
    Stuart Hammer
    ,
    Jin-Hyuk Jang
    ,
    Gregory T. Larkin
    ,
    Kim T. Le
    ,
    Sheena Paul
    ,
    Andrew C. Rearick
    ,
    Tricia Bozyk Sherno
    ,
    Jacob W. Stahl
    ,
    Jennifer Wheater
    ,
    John Young
    ,
    Adam Aukland-Peck
    ,
    Dominic Blaxill
    ,
    Charles Cartiglia
    ,
    Jongmin Char
    ,
    Robert T. Dura
    ,
    Paul Eastham
    ,
    Jay E. Evans
    ,
    Christopher D. Freeman
    ,
    Norma Angelica Freeland
    ,
    David J. Hotelling
    ,
    Samuel D. Krawiecz
    ,
    Wen-Wei Lai
    ,
    Merryl Lawry-White
    ,
    Robert Maddox
    ,
    Sergio Torres
    ,
    Joshua E. Roberts
    ,
    Malina Welman
  • Private Equity Report Spring 2021, Vol 21, No 1
    May 2021
    Christopher Anthony
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    E. Raman Bet-Mansour
    ,
    Geoffrey P. Burgess
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
    ,
    Alexander R. Cochran
    ,
    E. Drew Dutton
    ,
    Gregory V. Gooding
    ,
    David Grosgold
    ,
    Morgan J. Hayes
    ,
    Uri Herzberg
    ,
    Eric T. Juergens
    ,
    Robert B. Kaplan
    ,
    Marilyn A. Lion
    ,
    Edwin Northover
    ,
    Marc Ponchione
    ,
    Nicholas F. Potter
    ,
    Julie M. Riewe
    ,
    Samantha J. Rowe
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    James C. Scoville
    ,
    Shannon Rose Selden
    ,
    Scott B. Selinger
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
    ,
    Patricia Volhard
    ,
    Matthew Dickman
    ,
    Jin-Hyuk Jang
    ,
    Andrew G. Jamieson
    ,
    Allison Lee
    ,
    Benjamin Lyon
    ,
    Clare Swirski
    ,
    Norma Angelica Freeland
    ,
    Adrian St. Francis
    ,
    Laurence Hanesworth
    ,
    Spencer K. Gilbert
    ,
    Sarah Hale
    ,
    Matthew B. Parelman
    ,
    Brett M. Novick
  • 2020/2021 Private Equity Year End Review and Outlook
    7 January 2021
    Jonathan Adler
    ,
    William D. Regner
    ,
    John W. Rife III
    ,
    Alisa A. Waxman
    ,
    Jennifer R. Cestaro
    ,
    Katherine Ashton
    ,
    E. Drew Dutton
    ,
    Jane Engelhardt
    ,
    Andrew C. Rearick
    ,
    Thomas Smith
    ,
    Ramya S. Tiller
    ,
    Christopher Anthony
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Maurizio Levi-Minzi
    ,
    Geoffrey P. Burgess
    ,
    Dominic Blaxill
    ,
    William Y. Chua
    ,
    Wen-Wei Lai
    ,
    Jyotin Hamid
    ,
    Morgan J. Hayes
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
    ,
    David L. Wayne
    ,
    Richard Ward
    ,
    Jennifer Wheater
    ,
    Paul Eastham
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
    ,
    Rafael Kariyev
    ,
    Jay E. Evans
    ,
    Samuel D. Krawiecz
    ,
    Andrew L. Bab
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
    ,
    Paul D. Rubin
    ,
    Jacob W. Stahl
    ,
    Kim T. Le
    ,
    Jyotin Hamid
    ,
    Meir D. Katz
    ,
    Jonathan F. Lewis
    ,
    Tricia Bozyk Sherno
    ,
    Ezra Borut
    ,
    Jeffrey P. Cunard
    ,
    Marc Ponchione
    ,
    Kenneth J. Berman
    ,
    Gregory T. Larkin
    ,
    Norma Angelica Freeland
    ,
    Patricia Volhard
    ,
    Christopher Dortschy
    ,
    Jin-Hyuk Jang
    ,
    John Young
    ,
    Andrew J. Ceresney
    ,
    Robert B. Kaplan
    ,
    Julie M. Riewe
    ,
    Merryl Lawry-White
    ,
    Sally Bergmann
    ,
    Scott B. Selinger
    ,
    Stuart Hammer
    ,
    Luke Dembosky
    ,
    Avi Gesser
    ,
    Jim Pastore
    ,
    Megan K. Bannigan
    ,
    David H. Bernstein
    ,
    M. Natasha Labovitz
    ,
    Sidney P. Levinson
    ,
    Peter J. Irwin
    ,
    Malina Welman
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
  • SPACs Could Become Formidable Bidders in the M&A Market
    December 2020
    Christopher Anthony
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
    ,
    Marisa Demko
  • The Private Equity Report at 20: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going
    December 2020
    Sally Bergmann
    ,
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Rebecca F. Silberstein
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
  • Private Equity Report Fall 2020, Vol 20, No 3
    December 2020
    Andrew M. Ahern
    ,
    Gavin Anderson
    ,
    Christopher Anthony
    ,
    Katherine Ashton
    ,
    Sally Bergmann
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Ezra Borut
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
    ,
    William Y. Chua
    ,
    Erin Cleary
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
    ,
    Maurizio Levi-Minzi
    ,
    Andrew M. Levine
    ,
    John W. Rife III
    ,
    Rebecca F. Silberstein
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
    ,
    Rafael Kariyev
    ,
    Patricia Volhard
    ,
    Jin-Hyuk Jang
    ,
    Andrew C. Rearick
    ,
    John Young
    ,
    Marisa Demko
    ,
    Jay E. Evans
    ,
    Samuel D. Krawiecz
    ,
    Sergio Torres
    ,
    Wen-Wei Lai
    ,
    Shawn Xiao Yang
  • New York Law Journal: SPACs Could Become Formidable Bidders in the M&A Market
    16 October 2020
    New York Law Journal
    Christopher Anthony
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
    ,
    Marisa Demko
  • 2020 Private Equity Midyear Review and Outlook
    31 July 2020
    Jonathan Adler
    ,
    Andrew M. Ahern
    ,
    Christopher Anthony
    ,
    Megan K. Bannigan
    ,
    David H. Bernstein
    ,
    Kenneth J. Berman
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Ezra Borut
    ,
    Geoffrey P. Burgess
    ,
    Jennifer R. Cestaro
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
    ,
    William Y. Chua
    ,
    Andrew J. Ceresney
    ,
    Jeffrey P. Cunard
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
    ,
    Morgan J. Hayes
    ,
    Peter J. Irwin
    ,
    Robert B. Kaplan
    ,
    Rafael Kariyev
    ,
    M. Natasha Labovitz
    ,
    Andrew M. Levine
    ,
    Sidney P. Levinson
    ,
    Nicole Levin Mesard
    ,
    Marc Ponchione
    ,
    Julie M. Riewe
    ,
    Edward M. Rishty
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Shannon Rose Selden
    ,
    Scott B. Selinger
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
    ,
    Thomas Smith
    ,
    Ramya S. Tiller
    ,
    Patricia Volhard
    ,
    Richard Ward
    ,
    Alisa A. Waxman
    ,
    Michael P. McGuigan
    ,
    Samuel D. Krawiecz
    ,
    Stuart Hammer
    ,
    Dominic Blaxill
    ,
    Christopher Dortschy
    ,
    Paul Eastham
    ,
    Gregory T. Larkin
    ,
    Jin-Hyuk Jang
    ,
    Jennifer Wheater
    ,
    John Young
    ,
    Almas Daud
    ,
    Paul Eastham
    ,
    Jay E. Evans
    ,
    Norma Angelica Freeland
    ,
    Samuel D. Krawiecz
    ,
    Wen-Wei Lai
    ,
    Merryl Lawry-White
    ,
    Joshua B. Pickar
  • Sponsor Purchases of Portfolio Company Debt: Key Considerations in an Uncertain Environment
    14 May 2020
    Jonathan Adler
    ,
    Lorna Bowen
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
    ,
    Sidney P. Levinson
    ,
    Peter J. Loughran
    ,
    Jeffrey E. Ross
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Scott B. Selinger
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
    ,
    Nicholas P. Pellicani
    ,
    Ryan T. Rafferty
    ,
    Julie Stem
    ,
    Daniel E. Stroik
  • Overview of the Main Street Lending Programs
    1 May 2020
    Michael Diz
    ,
    Jeffrey E. Ross
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Zahra J. Khosrovi Sowder
  • Sponsor Backed PIPEs: COVID-19 and the Race for Liquidity
    22 April 2020
    Andrew L. Bab
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
    ,
    Gary M. Friedman
    ,
    Gregory V. Gooding
    ,
    Uri Herzberg
    ,
    Jonathan E. Levitsky
    ,
    Sunil William Savkar
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Shannon Rose Selden
    ,
    Katherine E. Durnan
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
  • Summary of the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve Programs and the Paycheck Protection Program
    21 April 2020
    Matthew E. Kaplan
    ,
    Rafael Kariyev
    ,
    Satish M. Kini
    ,
    Gregory J. Lyons
    ,
    Nicole Levin Mesard
    ,
    Jeff Robins
    ,
    Jeffrey E. Ross
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
    ,
    Alison M. Hashmall
    ,
    Chen Xu
  • COVID-19 and Private Equity: The Impact of Financing Disruptions on Private Equity Portfolio Companies and Funds
    31 March 2020
    Jonathan Adler
    ,
    Jeffrey E. Ross
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Scott B. Selinger
    ,
    Rebecca F. Silberstein
    ,
    Thomas Smith
  • Congressional Investigation Highlights Potential Risks for Private Equity Healthcare Investments
    19 September 2019
    Andrew L. Bab
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
    ,
    Maura Kathleen Monaghan
    ,
    David A. O'Neil
    ,
    Kevin Rinker
    ,
    Paul D. Rubin
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Jacob W. Stahl
  • PE Investing After FIRRMA: Considerations for Sponsors and Investors
    9 May 2019
    Jeffrey P. Cunard
    ,
    Andrew M. Ahern
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Anna R. Gressel
  • The Private Equity Report Spring, 2019, Vol 19, No 1
    9 May 2019
    Jonathan Adler
    ,
    Andrew M. Ahern
    ,
    Alexander R. Cochran
    ,
    Jeffrey P. Cunard
    ,
    Gregory V. Gooding
    ,
    William D. Regner
    ,
    Paul M. Rodel
    ,
    Shannon Rose Selden
    ,
    Thomas Smith
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Ramya S. Tiller
    ,
    Patricia Volhard
    ,
    Michael P. McGuigan
    ,
    Clare Swirski
    ,
    John Young
    ,
    Carolina de Barros
    ,
    Anna R. Gressel
    ,
    Daniel Hoborough
    ,
    Kristen A. Matthews
    ,
    C. Chloe Orlando
    ,
    Eric Olmesdahl
    ,
    Daniel Priest
    ,
    Rebecca J. Sayles
  • Private Equity Guide to Consumer Product Investing Under the Trump Administration: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Developments
    18 April 2019
    Andrew L. Bab
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
    ,
    Michael Diz
    ,
    Sue Meng
    ,
    Kevin Rinker
    ,
    Paul D. Rubin
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Melissa Runsten
  • Debevoise’s Private Equity Group Recognized as a Law360 2018 Practice Group of the Year
    1 February 2019
    Robert B. Kaplan
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Rebecca F. Silberstein
  • 2018 Private Equity Review and Outlook
    21 December 2017
    Jonathan Adler
    ,
    Andrew M. Ahern
    ,
    Catherine Amirfar
    ,
    Kenneth J. Berman
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Andrew J. Ceresney
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
    ,
    Robert B. Kaplan
    ,
    Rafael Kariyev
    ,
    Julie M. Riewe
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Thomas Smith
    ,
    Patricia Volhard
    ,
    Gregory T. Larkin
    ,
    Luke P. Eldridge
  • Delaware Court Affirms Refusal to Extend WARN Act Liability to Private Equity Sponsor
    7 October 2014
    Jasmine Ball
    ,
    Richard F. Hahn
    ,
    M. Natasha Labovitz
    ,
    George E.B. Maguire
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Shannon Rose Selden
  • Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses Treatment of Special Purposes Vehicles under the Advisers Act
    8 August 2014
    The CLS Blue Sky Blog: Columbia Law School's Blog On Corporations and The Capital Markets.
    Kenneth J. Berman
    ,
    Michael P. Harrell
    ,
    Andrew M. Ostrognai
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Gregory T. Larkin
  • Treatment of SPVs and M&A Escrow Accounts under the Advisers Act Custody Rule
    11 July 2014
    Kenneth J. Berman
    ,
    Michael P. Harrell
    ,
    Andrew M. Ostrognai
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Gregory T. Larkin
  • Strategic Thinking: Special Considerations for Private Equity Sponsors Contemplating Add-On Acquisitions
    Winter 2013
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Michael Schaper
  • Strategic Thinking: Special Considerations for Private Equity Sponsors Contemplating Add-On Acquisitions
    June 2013
    The M&A Lawyer
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Michael Schaper
  • The Private Equity Report
    Winter 2013
    Jonathan F. Lewis
    ,
    E. Drew Dutton
    ,
    David Innes
    ,
    Andrew M. Ostrognai
    ,
    Eric R. Dinallo
    ,
    Kenneth J. Berman
    ,
    Robert B. Kaplan
    ,
    Michael P. Harrell
    ,
    Jonathan R. Tuttle
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Michael Schaper
    ,
    Peter F.G. Schuur
    ,
    Adele M. Karig
    ,
    Matthew D. Saronson
  • The Private Equity Report
    Spring 2008
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Stuart Hammer
    ,
    Maurizio Levi-Minzi
    ,
    Richard Ward
    ,
    Jonathan F. Lewis
    ,
    Elizabeth Pagel Serebransky
    ,
    Lawrence K. Cagney
    ,
    Robert F. Quaintance, Jr.
    ,
    Jeffrey P. Cunard
    ,
    Michael J. Gillespie
    ,
    Peter J. Loughran
    ,
    Paul M. Rodel
  • The Private Equity Report
    Fall 2007
    Lord Goldsmith QC
    ,
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Jonathan E. Levitsky
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    John M. Vasily
    ,
    Gary M. Friedman
    ,
    Elizabeth Pagel Serebransky
    ,
    Michael Diz
    ,
    E. Drew Dutton
    ,
    Peter Hockless
  • The Private Equity Report
    Summer 2007
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Robert F. Quaintance, Jr.
    ,
    Andrew L. Bab
    ,
    Gary W. Kubek
    ,
    Jasmine Ball
  • The Private Equity Report
    Summer 2005
    Robert J. Cubitto
    ,
    Andrew N. Berg
    ,
    Adele M. Karig
    ,
    Peter F.G. Schuur
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Jeffrey J. Rosen
    ,
    Gary W. Kubek
    ,
    William D. Regner
    ,
    Steven Ostner
    ,
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Geoffrey Kittredge
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
    ,
    Paul D. Brusiloff
  • The Private Equity Report
    Winter 2001
    Jennifer J. Burleigh
    ,
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    William D. Regner
    ,
    David J. Schwartz
    ,
    Peter J. Loughran
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Daniel M. Abuhoff
    ,
    Woodrow W. Campbell, Jr.
    ,
    Gary W. Kubek

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

  • COVID-19 & Private Equity: Impact of Financing Disruptions on Portfolio Companies and Funds
    26 March 2020
    Debevoise
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Private Equity and Leveraged Finance Today
    6-7 June 2017
    International Bar Association
    16th Annual IBA International Mergers and Acquisitions Conference
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • Private Equity Today
    7-8 June 2016
    The International Bar Association
    15th Annual IBA International M&A Conference
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements