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Jeffrey D. Karpf

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP

Jeffrey D. Karpf

Jeffrey D. Karpf is a partner based in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.

Mr. Karpf’s practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions. He represents investment banks and issuers in a variety of SEC-registered and private debt and equity offerings, as well as tender and exchange offers. He has extensive experience in the development of new financial instruments and structured equity derivatives products. Mr. Karpf advises on securities regulatory and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Karpf is distinguished as one of the leading capital markets lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, IFLR and the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook.  In addition, Mr. Karpf was honored in 2009 as a "Dealmaker of the Week" by The American Lawyer. 

Mr. Karpf recently represented the underwriters in a series of transactions that enabled AIG to re-access the capital markets. The firm's role in this matter was distinguished as a standout for finance by the Financial Times' U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report in 2011. 

Mr. Karpf is a co-author of PLI’s Guide to the Securities Offering Reforms (2005), "The SEC’s Securities Offering Reform Proposals: Will this Ship Sail?," The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulations (March 2005), "When Time of Sale Disclosure Turns Out to be Wrong: Reforming the Securities Sale Contract," The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation (February 21, 2007), "Impact of Revised Rule 144 on Registration Rights," Derivatives Financial Products Report (April 2008), and "Pipes and Dribble-Outs," IFLR (April 1, 2010).

Mr. Karpf joined the firm in 1994.  He received a J.D. degree, Order of the Coif, from Stanford University Law School in 1994 and an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Yale University in 1989.

Mr. Karpf is a member of the Bar in New York.