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Mark A. Brod
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2163
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Mark Brod is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Corporate Department, where he concentrates on capital markets transactions involving U.S. and European companies. Mark regularly represents investment banks and companies in high yield financings, investment-grade debt offerings, equity offerings and other capital-raising transactions. In addition, he regularly advises issuers with respect to SEC matters, corporate governance, U.S. securities laws and general corporate matters. Before returning to our New York office in 2015, Mark was a Partner in our London office. Mark served as a Contributing Editor of the 2017 edition of “Getting the Deal Through: High-Yield Debt.”


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Work Highlights
  • KfW: underwriters’ counsel on 12 offerings of debt securities in 2016 collectively raising over $57 billion (equivalent)
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance: issuer's counsel for offering of $6 billion of investment grade notes
  • Roche Holdings: underwriters’ counsel on offerings of $8.7 billion of debt securities in 2014-2016       
  • The Travelers Companies: issuer’s counsel on offerings totaling $1.6 billion of investment grade notes in 2015-2017
  • Humana: underwriters’ counsel on its offering of $1 billion of senior notes due 2047
  • Berkshire Hathaway: underwriters counsel on its offerings of €1.1 billion of senior notes and $1.3 billion of its floating rate senior notes
  • L3 Technologies, Inc.: issuer’s counsel for its offering of $500 million of 3.85% senior notes due 2026
  • The Michaels Companies: underwriters’ counsel on equity offerings raising a combined $1.4 billion in 2015-2017
  • GFL Environmental: underwriters’ counsel on four offerings of high yield notes raising a total of $1.1 billion in 2015-2017
Education
  • Harvard Law School, 2001 J.D.
    Fulbright Scholar (Japan)
  • Duke University, 1996 A.B.
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Associations
  • American Bar Association
Admissions
  • New York 2002

Mark Brod is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Corporate Department, where he concentrates on capital markets transactions involving U.S. and European companies. Mark regularly represents companies, financial sponsors and investment banks in high yield financings, investment-grade debt offerings, equity offerings and other capital-raising transactions. In addition, he regularly advises clients with respect to SEC matters, corporate governance, U.S. securities laws and general corporate matters. Before returning to our New York office in 2015, Mark was a Partner in our London office. 

In 2017, Mark served as a Contributing Editor of “Getting the Deal Through: High-Yield Debt.” The publication provides advice and insight into the global high yield market, with chapters covering a range of international jurisdictions. Mark co-authored the opening segment titled “Global Overview,” and the “United States” chapter discussing recent activity in the high yield market.

Key matters on which Mark has worked include:

  • KfW: underwriters’ counsel on 12 offerings of debt securities in 2016 collectively raising over $57 billion (equivalent)
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance: issuer's counsel for offering of $6 billion of investment grade notes
  • The Travelers Companies: issuer’s counsel on offerings totaling $1.6 billion of investment grade notes in 2015-2017
  • RELX Group: issuer’s counsel in its offering of €600 million of 1.3% Notes due 2025
  • GFL Environmental: underwriters’ counsel on four offerings of high yield notes raising a total of $1.1 billion in 2015-2017
  • Bright Horizons: underwriters’ counsel on block trades raising $1.2 billion in 2015-2017
  • The Michaels Companies: underwriters’ counsel on block trades raising a combined $1.4 billion in 2015-2017
  • Roche Holdings: underwriters’ counsel on offerings of $6.7 billion of debt securities in 2014 and $2 billion of debt securities in 2015 and 2016
  • Evercore Partners: issuer's counsel for private placement of $170 million of debt securities
  • NXP Semiconductors: issuer’s counsel for four high yield issuances in 2013 raising over $2.2 billion 
  • NXP Semiconductors: issuer’s counsel in five block trades in 2013-2014 totaling over $4.6 billion
  • Travelex: issuer’s counsel for £350 million inaugural high yield issuance
  • NXP Semiconductors: issuer’s counsel for four high yield issuances totaling over $2.2 billion
  • eircom: issuer’s counsel for €350 million high yield issuance
  • Stork Technical Services: issuer’s counsel for €272.5 million inaugural high yield issuance
  • Talanx AG: U.S. issuer’s counsel in its €800 million IPO listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and concurrent 144A/Reg S offering

Mark received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Duke University. Mark was a Fulbright Scholar in Osaka, Japan, and also studied for one year in Berlin, Germany. Mark is admitted to practice in New York.

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