In a press release announcing Davis Polk’s efforts in an offering, the firrm pointed to the work of legal assistants as well:
"Davis Polk & Wardwell advised Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as sole bookrunner and representative of the underwriters on the offering by American International Group, Inc. (AIG) of 15.4 million common shares of IPC Holdings, Ltd. for $415.7 million.
"The Davis Polk team included partner Ethan T. James and associates Jeffrey Pohlman, David M. Cook and Garima Nahar. Partner William H. Weigel and associate Lisa Mahle provided tax advice. Damian Kasprzyk was the legal assistant on the transaction….
"The Davis Polk corporate team included partner Bruce K. Dallas and associates Michael Nordtvedt, Adrian Yeo and Sarvenaz Madi. Cari M. Hebel was the legal assistant for the transaction…."
And this is a common occurrence!