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Robert W Downes

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Partner since 2000. Co-chair of the Firm’s Capital Markets Group. Mr. Downes has extensive experience in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including securities issued in structured finance transactions, and mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures for U.S. and non-U.S. issuers. He also has been actively involved in advising U.S. issuers on corporate governance matters, as well as on cybersecurity issues. Mr. Downes has recently represented clients such as AMC Networks; Cablevision Systems Corporation; Citizens Financial Group; Clipper Realty, CONMED Corporation; Donnelley Financial; GGP Inc.; LSC Communications; Madison Square Garden; MSG Networks; NorthStar Realty Europe; Popular, Inc.; The Related Companies; RR Donnelley & Sons Company, Spirit AeroSystems; Standard Industries; Stonegate Mortgage Corporation; Townsquare Media; United Rentals; and Vector Group Ltd. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Downes worked as a certified public accountant in the Washington, D.C. office of Coopers & Lybrand.


George Washington University Law School (JD, 1991); University of Virginia (BS Accounting, 1985). Board of Directors, ArtsConnection. Chairman, New York City Regional Selection Committee for the University of Virginia Jefferson Scholarship. Member, Business and Finance Law Advisory Board, The George Washington University Law School.