Ropes & Gray Continues Momentum in New York with Addition of Capital Markets Partner Paul Tropp

July 9, 2018

Global law firm Ropes & Gray today announced that its 350-lawyer New York office continues to expand with the addition of prominent capital markets partner Paul Tropp.

Clients, including issuers and investment banks, will benefit from Mr. Tropp’s diverse experience in complex public and private debt and equity securities offerings. His knowledge and expertise also complements Ropes & Gray’s powerhouse asset management practice.

A preeminent capital markets attorney, Mr. Tropp focuses his practice on corporate finance transactions, representing issuers and underwriters in initial and follow-on public offerings, convertible and high-yield bonds deals, debt tender offers and consent solicitations, investment grade bond offerings, private placements and selling shareholder deals. He provides underwriter representation in transactions for asset managers and financial services companies, and also represents independent boards of directors and financial advisors in mergers & acquisitions.

Clients, including bulge-bracket banks and issuers, have turned to Mr. Tropp for years because of his stellar reputation navigating complex transactions to a successful outcome. He routinely represents many of the leading investment banks.

“Paul’s guidance is sought-after and highly regarded on complex capital markets transactions by the world’s leading financial institutions,” said Patrick O'Brien, co-head of the firm’s securities & public companies practice. “The breadth of his experience makes him a strong addition to our already robust capital markets practice.”

“Paul’s corporate experience and strong client relationships will continue to strengthen our expanding presence in New York and reinforce our constant commitment to our clients,” said Eva Carman, managing partner of the New York office. “Marquee-name companies depend on his expertise, a testament to his success growing a strong capital markets practice globally.”

Chambers USA, Chambers Global, IFLR and The Legal 500, consistently recognize Mr. Tropp as a leading lawyer. He is praised by clients for “around-the-clock availability, attention to detail, commercial sense and pragmatism,” and is “extremely thoughtful and logical,” writes Chambers. Mr. Tropp joins Ropes & Gray from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, where he served as head of the New York capital markets group.

Mr. Tropp holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and a B.A., cum laude, from Harvard College. He serves on the Securities Regulation Committee for the New York City Bar Association.

Ropes & Gray is one of the 20 largest law firms in New York City, and continues to grow. Recently the firm has added partners and other lawyers in New York to the private equity, private investments funds, finance, business restructuring and hedge fund practices.