Steven Slutzky is a corporate partner and Co-Head of the firm’s Capital Markets Group and a member of the firm’s Private Equity and Special Situations Groups. His practice focuses on securities offerings and related transactions, and he regularly represents issuers and underwriters in securities transactions including initial public offerings, high-yield debt offerings, secondary equity offerings, debt offerings, tender offers and consent solicitations and private placements.
Mr. Slutzky was named Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer (2014) for his role in advising Verizon Communications Inc. on its $49 billion bond offering, the largest-ever corporate bond issue. Mr. Slutzky is also ranked as a leading capital markets lawyer in Chambers Global (2015–2023), which describes him as “very talented” and “practical,” and in Chambers USA (2015–2023), where clients note that he is “very technically savvy and strong.” Sources also report that he is “expert, experienced and [he] approaches problems from all angles,” “he’s just fantastic, very knowledgeable and thoughtful,” “very practical, action-oriented” and he is “great at client service.” They say he is “an extremely valuable resource with good instincts” and praise his ability to “understand the big picture, boil it down to key components and explain it in clear terms to non-lawyers” as well as his “high level of expertise” and “good business sense.” He is recognized in IFLR1000 (2022) and The Legal 500 US (2023), where he is described as a “top-notch attorney” who is “very commercial” and whose knowledge is “beyond impressive.” He also serves as a director of South Brooklyn Legal Services.
Mr. Slutzky is a frequent contributor to the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report on topics related to capital markets and corporate governance. Additional recent articles include “Debevoise Discusses Fifth Circuit Decision on Fixing Share Repurchase Rules,” CLS Blue Sky Blog (November, 2023); “SEC Adopts New Cybersecurity Rules for Issuers – Part 2 Key Takeaways,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement (August, 2023); “SEC Adopts New Cybersecurity Rules for Issuers,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement (July, 2023); “SEC Adopts Share Repurchase Disclosure Rules,” NYU Compliance & Enforcement (May, 2023); Chambers Practice Guides - Private Equity: USA 2019 (August, 2019) and “Top 10 Practice Tips: Secondary Offerings,” Lexis Practice Advisor (September, 2018).
Mr. Slutzky received his B.S. from Lehigh University in 1988 and his J.D. from New York Law School summa cum laude in 1993, where he was a notes and comments editor of the Law Review.