Davis Polk Bolsters New York Broker-Dealer Practice

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Davis Polk & Wardwell today announced that Jerry Citera has joined its New York office as Counsel in the firm's Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Citera will advise broker-dealer clients on regulatory and transactional matters. He joins the firm from Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where he was head of the broker-dealer regulation practice.

Jerry's wide-ranging background makes him a strong and welcome addition to our team.

    Mr. Citera has extensive experience representing broker-dealers, banks, investment banks, investment advisers and other financial institutions in a wide range of legal, compliance and regulatory matters. Prior to Chadbourne, he was Executive Director and Regulatory Risk Manager for the US Equities Division of UBS Securities, LLC, where he managed legal, compliance and regulatory risk. Mr. Citera also served as Deputy General Counsel of PaineWebber Securities, managing the Capital Markets Group of the Legal Department. Earlier in his career, he was a lawyer with the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Market Regulation and Office of General Counsel. He also was a member of the securities enforcement and broker-dealer regulatory practices at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now known as WilmerHale).

Mr. Citera has authored numerous articles on various securities law issues and is a frequent speaker on broker-dealer regulatory issues. He is admitted to the bars of New York and the District of Columbia. He holds a JD from the State University of New York, University at Buffalo (magna cum laude), where he served on the law review, and a BA from the State University of New York, University at Albany (magna cum laude).

"We provide regulatory advice to many of the world's leading financial institutions and are growing our Broker-Dealer dealer practice to meet increasing client and market needs," said Randall Guynn, head of the firm's Financial Institutions Group. "Jerry's wide-ranging background makes him a strong and welcome addition to our team."

Davis Polk's Broker-Dealer practice, which is a part of the firm's Financial Institutions Group, represents many of the largest broker-dealers in the United States in regulatory matters, as well as smaller, specialized broker-dealers, securities markets, other financial institutions and a major securities industry trade association.

About Davis Polk & Wardwell. Davis Polk & Wardwell is a global law firm based in New York City. For nearly 160 years, its lawyers have advised industry-leading companies and global financial institutions on their most challenging legal and business matters. Davis Polk ranks among the world's preeminent law firms across the entire range of its practice, which spans such areas as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, litigation, private equity, tax, investment management, insolvency and restructuring, executive compensation, intellectual property and real estate. The firm has approximately 700 lawyers in offices in New York, Menlo Park, CA, Washington, DC, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo.

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