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Matthew E Kaplan

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Matthew Kaplan is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He was Deputy Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department from 2017-2018 and is the Co-Head of the firm’s Capital Markets Group. He regularly represents issuers, private equity firms, and underwriters in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, and he also counsels public and private companies on disclosure, corporate governance, finance and general corporate matters.

Professional Memberships

Mr. Kaplan is currently the Vice-Chair of the Securities Law Opinions subcommittee of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee (FRSCM) of the American Bar Association and a member of the FRSCM and the FRSCM Disclosure Effectiveness Working Group.


Mr. Kaplan is a frequent author on legal developments affecting the capital markets. He is a co-editor-in-chief of the Debevoise & Plimpton Insider Trading & Disclosure Update and a contributing author to the Debevoise & Plimpton Governance Round-Up and Private Equity Report. Mr. Kaplan was a member of the Law360 Editorial Advisory Board (2015).