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Mark A. Brod
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2163
Fax: +1-212-455-2502

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 2019 edition of “Getting the Deal Through: High-Yield Debt.”

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Work Highlights
  • KfW: underwriters’ counsel since 2013 on SEC registered offerings of debt securities collectively raising over $50 billion (equivalent) annually
  • The Travelers Companies: issuer’s counsel on five offerings totaling $2.6 billion of investment grade notes
  • Roche Holdings: underwriters’ counsel on offerings of $8.7 billion of debt securities     
  • The Michaels Companies: underwriters’ counsel on $500 million offering of high yield bonds
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance: issuer’s counsel for an offering of $6 billion of investment grade notes
  • Humana: underwriters’ counsel on three offerings of investment grade notes raising collectively $2.8 billion
  • Evercore: issuer’s counsel for private placements of debt securities collectively raising over $375 million (equivalent)
  • Bright Horizons: underwriters’ counsel on four equity offerings raising collectively $1.6 billion
  • AstraZeneca: underwriters’ counsel on offering of $3 billion of senior notes
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 investment banks and companies 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 2019, 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 since 2013 on SEC registered offerings of debt securities collectively raising over $50 billion (equivalent) annually
  • The Travelers Companies: issuer’s counsel on five offerings totaling $2.6 billion of investment grade notes
  • Roche Holdings: underwriters’ counsel on offerings of $8.7 billion of debt securities
  • The Michaels Companies: underwriters’ counsel on a $500 million high yield offering 
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance: issuer’s counsel for an offering of $6 billion of investment grade notes
  • Humana: underwriters’ counsel on three offerings of investment grade notes raising collectively $2.8 billion
  • AstraZeneca: underwriters’ counsel on an offering of $3 billion of senior notes
  • L3 Technologies: issuer’s counsel on offerings of $2.3 billion of debt securities
  • Berkshire Hathaway: underwriters counsel on its offerings of €1.1 billion of senior notes and $1.3 billion of its floating rate senior notes
  • Alliant: initial purchasers’ counsel on two high yield offerings raising $685 million
  • RELX Group: counsel on investment grade debt offerings totaling more than $2.3 billion (equivalent)
  • NXP Semiconductors: issuer’s counsel for four high yield issuances totaling over $2.2 billion
  • Verisk Analytics: underwriters’ counsel on a $400 million investment grade senior notes offering
  • Travelex: issuer’s counsel on £350 million inaugural high yield issuance
  • GFL Environmental: underwriters’ counsel on four offerings of high yield notes raising a total of $1.25 billion
  • Bright Horizons: underwriters’ counsel on four equity offerings raising collectively $1.6 billion
  • The Michaels Companies: underwriters’ counsel on five equity offerings raising a combined $1.7 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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