Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner Matthew E. Kaplan has been named a Fellow of the David Rockefeller Fellows Program, a New York City leadership program established by the Partnership for New York City as a tribute to the civic contributions and leadership of the Partnership’s founding chairman, David Rockefeller. More than 300 senior executives have taken part in the 11-month program, which exposes participants to key leaders and issues in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors of the city. The Program is designed to enable new generations of private sector leaders to deepen their understanding of the public needs of New York City, and to take an active role in shaping its future. Mr. Kaplan will be a member of the 26th class of the Fellows Program, which began in 1989.
Mr. Kaplan is a corporate partner, Co-Head of the firm’s Capital Markets Group and a member of the firm’s Banking and Private Equity Groups. Mr. Kaplan regularly represents issuers, private equity firms, and underwriters in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, and he also counsels public and private companies on disclosure, corporate governance, finance and general corporate matters. Mr. Kaplan is recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers Global, Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US. He is the Vice-Chair of the Securities Law Opinions subcommittee of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee (FRSCM) of the American Bar Association and a member of the FRSCM Disclosure Effectiveness Working Group. Mr. Kaplan has also served as a member of several committees of the Business Law Section (BLS) of the New York State Bar Association, including the Executive Committee, the Insurance Law Committee and the Securities Regulation Committee. From 2010 to 2011, he was Chair of the Insurance Law Committee of the BLS, and from 2010 to 2012 he was a member of the Financial Reporting Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Mr. Kaplan is an accredited attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1996 where he was a Stone Scholar and earned his B.A. in History (with honors) and Classics from Colgate University in 1993.
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