Joseph RINALDI is a partner in the international law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. He advises on mergers and acquisitions transactions, corporate governance and securities and corporate law. From 2002 to 2007 he was the senior partner in the Paris office of Davis Polk & Wardwell after joining it in 1984 and becoming a partner in 1990.

Joseph Rinaldi graduated from the University of Sydney, Australia, with first class honors in 1979, and in 1981 received his LL.B, with first class honors, from the University of Sydney, where he was a member of the editorial committee of the Sydney Law Review. He received an LL.M from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984. He is admitted to practice law in New York.