Sullivan & Cromwell
29 Nov, 2011
Sullivan & Cromwell Announces Election of Five Partners
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP announced today that five lawyers have been elected partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2012.
“We are delighted to have these talented individuals join our partnership,” said Joseph C. Shenker, Chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell. “Their diverse experience complements our diverse client base.” The new partners are:
New York: William B. Monahan (Litigation): Mr. Monahan’s practice focuses on representing companies and individuals at trial and on appeal in federal and state civil litigation, including complex securities class and derivative actions, and banking, commercial, contract and employment litigation. He also represents companies and individuals in white-collar investigations and regulatory proceedings. Mr. Monahan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 2003) and Cornell University (B.S., 1999). He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gabriel W. Gorenstein, U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y. in 2003-2004.
Matthew A. Schwartz (Litigation): Mr. Schwartz represents U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions, companies and individuals in a wide range of federal and state litigation and regulatory matters. His recent litigation work has focused on complex issues involving securities class action, commercial contract and employment law. He also has represented clients in tax proceedings before the IRS and the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and in regulatory matters before the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Mr. Schwartz clerked for the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court (2006-2007) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2003-2004). He is a graduate of Columbia Law School (J.D., 2003) and Princeton University (A.B., 2000).
Paris: Nicolas de Boynes (Tax): Mr. de Boynes practices tax law primarily in relation to cross-border mergers and acquisitions, structured products and capital markets. He has extensive experience in tax audits and tax litigations. Mr. de Boynes is also regularly involved in corporate aspects of mergers and acquisitions. He is a frequent author on the subject of international tax. Mr. de Boynes graduated from UC Berkeley School of Law (LL.M., 2002), Université de Paris II – Panthéon Assas (D.E.A., 1999) and HEC School of Management (Grande Ecole, 1997).
Washington, D.C.: Amanda Flug Davidoff (Litigation): Ms. Davidoff represents clients in a wide range of litigation matters at both the trial and appellate level, with a focus on complex securities and antitrust class actions and derivative litigation. Ms. Davidoff’s practice also includes handling significant commercial and other contractual disputes for clients. Ms. Davidoff clerked for the Honorable Ralph K. Winter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2003-2005). She is a graduate of Yale Law School (J.D., 2003) and Harvard University (A.B., 1999).
Samuel R. Woodall III (General Practice): Mr. Woodall represents a variety of clients before the U.S. Congress, as well as executive branch and federal financial regulatory agencies. Mr. Woodall has participated, on behalf of the Firm’s clients, in the Congressional deliberations leading to enactment of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (1999), the USA PATRIOT Act (2001), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002), the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act (2006) and, most recently, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010), as well as the regulatory implementation of these statutes. Mr. Woodall came to Sullivan & Cromwell from Capitol Hill, where he served on the staff of the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2001), The George Washington University School of International Affairs (M.A., 1990) and The University of the South (B.A., 1987).