Leslie N. Silverman is a partner based in the New York office. Mr. Silverman’s practice focuses on the domestic and international capital markets, representing both issuers and underwriters. He has extensive experience, in particular, in cross-border offerings and the development of new financial products. Mr. Silverman regularly counsels companies on compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the SEC’s implementing regulations and related corporate governance matters. Mr. Silverman is widely published and is one of the authors of U.S. Regulation of the International Securities and Derivatives Markets (7th ed., Aspen Publishers 2003) and The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: Analysis and Practice (Aspen Publishers 2003). He is furthermore distinguished internationally and nationally as one of the best capital markets lawyers by Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers and Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Mr. Silverman is also recommended for equity capital markets and capital markets by the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2005.
Mr. Silverman joined the firm in 1974 and became a partner in 1982. From 1985 to 1989, he was resident in the London office. Mr. Silverman received a J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1973, where he was an editor of the Law Journal, and an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as law clerk to Chief Judge Irving R. Kaufman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Mr. Silverman is a member of the Bar in New York and the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.