Debevoise Names Two New Counsel

25 June 2015

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is pleased to announce that Elliot Greenfield and Matthew W. Howard have been named counsel to the firm, effective July 1, 2015.

Mr. Greenfield, resident in the firm’s New York office, is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation. He has significant experience defending companies and officers and directors in securities class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, and merger and acquisition litigation, as well as representing healthcare clients in a broad range of litigation matters. Mr. Greenfield joined the firm in 2005. From 2006 to 2007, he clerked for the Hon. Victor Marrero in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Greenfield received a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2005, where he was a Robert McKay Scholar and a member of the Federal Defender Clinic. He received a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1994. Mr. Greenfield is a member of the Bar of New York and is admitted to practice in the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York and the District of Colorado.

Mr. Howard, resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and Investment Management Group. His practice focuses on advising sponsors of open- and closed-ended private investment funds, co-investment funds and joint ventures that pursue a variety of investment strategies. In addition to his work with U.S.-focused funds, Mr. Howard has advised sponsors of funds targeting Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. His recent experience includes acting for clients such as Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, The Carlyle Group, D.E. Shaw, Gávea Investimentos, Intellectual Ventures, the International Finance Corporation and IFC AMC, Odyssey Investment Partners, P2 Capital, Tenaska and Vinci Partners. Mr. Howard joined Debevoise in 2012. He received a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2004, where he was an Articles Editor for the Law Review and Co-Chair of the Law Review’s Diversity Committee. He received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1999.

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