Rebecca L.  Roman

Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell


Rebecca L. Roman, a 2010 graduate, is an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in São Paulo, Brazil, where she practices corporate law.  Rebecca’s practice focuses principally on Latin American project finance, including project finance restructuring, and other cross-border lending work.  Notable recent deals include representing: Embraport and Dubai Ports on the project finance of Brazil’s largest private port; Odebrecht Oil and Gas on its restructuring of over $4 billion in debt including two project bonds; the sponsors on the Linea Amarilla loan and project bond financing for a section of the Lima ring road, Peru; and Sete Brasil on all of its cross-border financing for 29 ultra-deep water drilling units to be constructed in five shipyards in Brazil.  She is fluent in Portuguese.  Prior to moving to São Paulo and joining Davis Polk & Wardwell, Rebecca was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in New York City, where she was also a summer associate after her second year at William & Mary. 

While at William & Mary, she took a number of classes in international law, including public international law, comparative law, for which she received the CALI Award for Excellence, and Post-Conflict Justice and the Rule of Law.  Rebecca was an Articles Editor of the William and Mary Law Review, a William & Mary Alumni Merit Scholar, recipient of the Legal Skills Scholar Award, a Legal Skills Teaching Assistant and a founding member of the Women’s Law Society. The summer after her first year she studied abroad in India.   

Rebecca continued her studies of international law after graduating from William and Mary, earning an LL.M. with a specialism in European Union law from The London School of Economics and Political Science, where she graduated with merit.