William Mills represents clients in a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, public and private securities offerings, shareholder activism, proxy contests, spin-offs, restructurings, leveraged buyouts, tender and exchange offers, and joint ventures. He regularly advises public companies and boards of directors on corporate governance, fiduciary duty and disclosure matters, as well as investment banks as financial advisers on M&A and other transactions.
Bill is co-chair of Cadwalader's Corporate Group and co-chair of the firm's Health Care industry team. He is recognized as a leading M&A lawyer by IFLR1000 and a "Key Individual" by Legal 500, who describes him as "a very knowledgeable corporate lawyer with a very calm demeanor who does not get flustered no matter how intense the negotiations." Bill recently received an M&A Atlas Award for "Transportation & Logistics Deal of the Year. Bill is a published author and frequent speaker on M&A, corporate governance and securities laws matters, including at Tulane University Law School's Annual Corporate Law Institute where he recently participated in the panel "What's Market in Merger Agreements" and at the American Bar Association Business Law Section Annual Meeting where he participated in the panel "A Roadmap for Shareholder-Director Engagement: Introducing the SDX Protocol." He received his A.B., cum laude, from Georgetown University and his J.D. from Fordham Law School where he was Notes and Comments Editor of the International Law Journal.
Articles in the National Law Review database by William P. Mills