Robert W. Downes joined Sullivan & Cromwell in 1991 and became a partner of the Firm in January 2000. He is co-head of S&C’s Capital Markets Group.
For over thirty years, Mr. Downes has advised on many of the most high-profile public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including securities issued in structured finance transactions, and M&A and joint ventures for U.S. and non-U.S. issuers. He also has been actively involved in advising domestic issuers on corporate governance matters, as well as cybersecurity issues.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Downes worked as a certified public accountant in the Washington, D.C. office of Coopers & Lybrand.
Professional Activities and Community Involvement
- Board of Directors, ArtsConnection
- Board of Directors, Jefferson Scholars Foundation, and Chairman, New York Regional Selection Committee of the University Jefferson Scholarship
- Member, Business and Finance Law Advisory Board, The George Washington University Law School