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Paul Rodel is a corporate partner and Co-Chair of Debevoise’s Capital Markets Group and a member of the firm’s Private Equity Group. He represents clients in the private equity, healthcare, insurance, financial services, industrials, technology and media and aviation industries in all types of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary and follow-on offerings, private placements, and debt offerings. 

Mr. Rodel is recommended by Chambers Global (2024), The Legal 500 US (2024) and Chambers USA (2024) for Capital Markets, where clients note that he is “smart, experienced and pragmatic” and “a subject matter expert who is extremely thoughtful and is very diligent.” He has also been described as “a very skilled attorney” who “offers exceptional service and … is willing to spend the time to navigate very complicated issues and balance creativity with a strategic mind.” He is also said to be “highly responsive” and “knowledgeable.” Additionally, Mr. Rodel was recognized by Law360 as an MVP in Capital Markets. Mr. Rodel has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Capital Markets by IFLR1000 (2022) and Chambers Latin America. In addition, Latin Lawyer (2015-2019) recommends Mr. Rodel as a leading Capital Markets lawyer in Latin America.

Mr. Rodel publishes frequently on matters related to securities regulation and corporate governance, including:

  • “What Cos. Are Reporting Under New SEC Cybersecurity Rule,” Law360;
  • “100 Days of Cybersecurity Incident Reporting on Form 8-K: Lessons Learned,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement Blog;
  • “SEC Issues Long-Awaited Climate-Related Disclosure Rule,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement Blog;
  • “SEC Adopts New Cybersecurity Rules for Issuers – Part 2 Key Takeaways,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement Blog;
  • “SEC Adopts New Cybersecurity Rules for Issuers,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement Blog;
  • “SEC Adopts Share Repurchase Disclosure Rules,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement Blog;
  • “Debevoise & Plimpton Discusses SEC Guidance on Ukraine Disclosure Obligations,” CLS Blue Sky Blog;
  • “SEC Levies $1 Million Penalty for Allegedly Misleading Cybersecurity Incident Disclosures,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement Blog;
  • “Drugmaker Fine Shows SEC’s Renewed Disclosure Focus,” Law360;
  • “Market Trends 2018/19: Reverse Mergers,” Lexis Practice Advisor; and
  • “Debevoise Discusses SEC Disclosure Changes for Tech, Media and Telecom Firms,” CLS Blue Sky Blog;

He is also a frequent speaker on securities law and corporate governance issues including:

  • “Assessing and Managing the Risks Posed by Climate Change” in Risk Assistance Network and Exchange’s Climate Risk Management Webinar;
  • “The SEC/FDA Nexus: Best Practices for Publicly Traded Life Sciences Companies” at Practising Law Institute Practice Briefing;
  • “Dual-Class Share Voting for Listed Companies: Are They Here To Stay?” at the International Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Rome; and
  • “Warp Speed Head: The Art of the Accelerated Book Build” at the International Bar Association’s International Financial Law Conference in Amsterdam.

Mr. Rodel has served as the Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Securities Law Committee. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and the Cold Spring Dance Company.

Mr. Rodel received his B.A. summa cum laude from Tulane University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1992 (studies with distinction at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1990–1991) and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1996, where he was a James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and editor-in-chief of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. Mr. Rodel began his career in the New York and Frankfurt offices of a leading international law firm and worked in the New York and Geneva offices of the management consultancy McKinsey & Company.

Mr. Rodel speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese, French and German.


  • Columbia Law School, 1996, J.D.
  • Tulane University, 1992, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York