Craig B. Brod’s practice focuses on a wide variety of complex securities, corporate governance and corporate matters.

Craig advises senior management and boards of U.S. and non-U.S. entities on these subjects, including in connection with SEC filings, public and private offerings of securities, transactions (including spin-offs) and other corporate matters.

Craig represents corporate issuers, investment banks and investors and has extensive experience in the full range of offerings for U.S. and non-U.S. issuers, including initial public offerings, public and private debt and equity financings for established companies, including high yield offerings, and financings in connection with acquisitions and corporate restructurings. His international securities practice has involved global and cross-border financings and exchange listings for issuers domiciled in a wide variety of jurisdictions, including financings for Canadian issuers both within and outside the context of the U.S.-Canadian Multijurisdictional Disclosure System. His issuer counseling experience also extends to a variety of crisis management issues, ranging from accounting restatements to disclosure of cybersecurity incidents.

Craig joined the firm in 1980 and became a partner in 1989.

Notable Experiences

  • The underwriters in Corebridge’s $1.7 billion IPO, the largest IPO of 2022.

  • The underwriters in Enact Holdings’ $253 million SEC-registered IPO.

  • Alcoa, American Express, American Express Credit Corporation, Atlantic Power, Credit Suisse, The Hartford, Honeywell and OpenText in connection with disclosure matters and numerous capital markets and other transactions.

  • The underwriters in a series of transactions that enabled American International Group (AIG) to re-access the capital markets, including AIG’s “re-IPO” in May 2011 and the largest secondary equity offering in U.S. history in September 2012. The firm’s role in the re-IPO was distinguished as a standout for finance by the Financial Times’ U.S. Innovative Lawyers Report in 2011 and the secondary offering was named “North America Equity Issuance of the Year” by International Financing Review in 2013.  

  • Honeywell in the publicly announced spin-off transactions following a strategic review, in over $4.5 billion of notes offerings and a concurrent abbreviated cash tender offer, and in a €4 billion Eurobond offering.

  • The Hartford in numerous capital markets and liability management transactions.

  • Atlantic Power Corporation in numerous capital markets transactions.

  • Arconic in its $1.25 billion equity and $1.25 billion debt offerings and Alcoa Corporation in its $1.25 billion Reg S/ Rule 144A senior unsecured notes offering in connection with the separation of Alcoa Corporation and Arconic Inc. and related S-1 registration statement; and a follow-on offering by Alcoa of $500 million of senior notes.

  • Naver and its subsidiary, LINE Corporation, in the $1.3 billion carve-out IPO of LINE from Naver, including a dual-listing in New York and Tokyo.

  • Voya Financial in its June 2016 $800 million dual-tranche offering of investment-grade senior notes and concurrent cash tender offer and January 2018 hybrid securities offering.

  • The underwriters, led by Citigroup Global Markets and Goldman Sachs, in $4.7 billion of registered secondary offerings by AIG of ordinary shares of AerCap Holdings N.V.

  • OpenText Corporation in a series of Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of senior notes, its $560 million SEC registered cross-border common stock offering, its $1.165 billion acquisition of GXS Group and its $1.6 billion acquisition of Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division.

  • The underwriters in a series of debt offerings by Chevron Corporation totaling $15 billion.

  • Genting Hong Kong Limited in the IPO and in over $3 billion of registered secondary offerings of Norwegian Cruise Lines Holdings shares. 

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Selected Activities

  • Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School 
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
  • Chair of the Executive Committee of the Yale Law School Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Yale Law School Fund
  • Former Member, Securities Advisory Committee, Ontario Securities Commission



January 12, 2021
Outlook for 2021: Disclosure Updates & Corporate Governance

May 09, 2019
2019 Forum for General Counsel: Interactive and Candid Discussions of Real World Challenges (New York)

February 28, 2019
An Inside Look at Spotify’s Direct Listing: The Impact on IPO Decision-Making (New York)

February 20, 2019
The Practice of the Future: Technology & Capital Markets (New York) 

June 20, 2018
2018 Forum for General Counsel: Interactive and Candid Discussions of Real World Challenges (New York)

February 23, 2016
2016 Forum for General Counsel: Interactive and Candid Discussions of Real World Challenges (New York) 

January 21, 2015
2015 Forum for General Counsel: Interactive and Candid Discussions of Real World Challenges (New York)

November 11, 2014
Transactions, Tactics and Opportunities: Israel and Global Dealmaking (Tel Aviv)

June 24, 2014
Cybersecurity Risk Management Seminar (New York)