Partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department. His practice includes advising issuers and underwriters on capital markets transactions and advising public companies on corporate governance and SEC reporting and compliance matters. From 2003 to 2005, Mr Hall served at the Securities and Exchange Commission under Chairman William H. Donaldson, culminating as Managing Executive for Policy, where, as a member of Chairman Donaldson's senior management team, he assisted in directing the Commission's policy-making and enforcement activities. From 1994 to 1996, he was corporate counsel to Reuters America Inc. He began his career at Davis Polk in 1989.