Christopher J. DeCresce
Covington & Burling, LLP

Chris DeCresce is a partner at Covington & Burling based in New York City. His law practice focuses on securities and capital markets, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, governance, securities law reporting and compliance with a focus on clients in the financial services industry.

Prior to joining Covington, Chris was a Managing Director of the Investment Banking Group at Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P., a leading middle market investment bank in financial services. At Sandler O’Neill, his primary duties involved working as a senior member of the investment banking group on large complex capital raising (equity and debt) transactions, merger and acquisition transactions with an aggregate deal value of approximately $15 billion. He served as a lead member of investment banking groups for capital markets transactions, both private and public offerings, that raised approximately $2 billion in a three year period for financial institutions across the United States.

Prior to joining Sandler O’Neill, Chris was an associate Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, in New York and London. Chris served as a police officer and later Sergeant in the New York City Police Department while attending college and law school. He also serves on the Academic Advancement Committee of his alma mater, St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City.