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William R. Dougherty
Partner

425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017-3954
Phone:  (212) 455-7295
Fax:  (212) 455-2502
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Chairman, Executive Committee

William R. Dougherty is the Chairman of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s Executive Committee, the Firm’s governing body. He previously served as the Firm’s Co-Administrative Partner from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Dougherty’s practice focuses on merger and acquisition and corporate finance transactions.  He has represented corporations, private equity sponsors and investment banks in a variety of leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and other business combination transactions.  He has also represented issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, high yield bond offerings and other corporate finance transactions.

Mr. Dougherty was in the Firm’s London office from 1996 until 2002 and was based in the Firm’s Tokyo office from 1990 to 1991. Mr. Dougherty has been with Simpson Thacher since his graduation from the University of Chicago Law School in 1986.  He received his A.B., magna cum laude, in 1983 from Georgetown University.

Associations
• Association of the Bar of the City of New York
• New York State Bar Association
• American Bar Association
• Legal Aid Society, Board of Directors
• Partnership for New York City, Board of Directors 

Publications
Non-U.S. Issuers to Become Subject to EDGAR
SEC Adopts Exemptions for Cross-Border Tender Offers, Exchange Offers and Rights Offerings
SEC Proposes Exemptions for Cross-Border Tender Offers and Rights Offerings
Amendments to Regulation S: New Restrictions on Offshore Equity Offerings by U.S. Issuers
Admissions
•  New York 1988
Education
•  University of Chicago Law School, 1986 J.D.
•  Georgetown University, 1983 A.B.
magna cum laude



•  Europe
•  Corporate
•  Mergers and Acquisitions
•  Capital Markets and Securities
•  Corporate Governance
•  Public Company Advisory Practice
 
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