Bill Kelly

Senior Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Bill Kelly

Bill Kelly

Senior Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Biography

Currently, William M. Kelly is Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. He previously occupied the position of Senior Vice President-Operations at Silicon Graphics, Inc.

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Silicon Graphics, Inc.

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2

Birthday

1953

Age

67

Number of Awards

4

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Former Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Bill Kelly
Senior Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Education
JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1978

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

AB, cum laude
Class of 1975

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

A.B.

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Career History
Senior Counsel
2000 - Current

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP offers legal solutions to areas such as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, insolvency, and restructuring, investment management, tax, and litigation. Based in New York, the company was founded by Francis N. Bangs in 1849.

Acting Chief Financial Officer
1994 - 1999

Silicon Graphics, Inc., is a leader in high-performance computing, visualization and storage. SGI's vision is to provide technology that enables the most significant scientific and creative breakthroughs of the 21st century. Whether it's sharing images to aid in brain surgery, finding oil more efficiently, studying global climate, providing technologies for homeland security and defense or enabling the transition from analog to digital broadcasting, SGI is dedicated to addressing the next class of challenges for scientific, engineering and creative users

Professional
1978 - 1994

Shearman & Sterling LLP provides legal services. It is engaged in the mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, project development and finance, complex business litigation & international arbitration, asset management, and taxation areas. The company was founded by Thomas Shearman and John Sterling in 1873 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
1998 - 2013

MIPS Technologies, Inc. provides industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Political Donations
$500
2008

Senator from New York

Transactions
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Avago Technologies Ltd. purchases Broadcom Corp. resulting in a new company Broadcom Pte. Ltd.

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Microchip Technology Inc. purchases Micrel, Inc.

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Dialog Semiconductor Plc purchases iWatt, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2012
NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions
Admitted to the California Bar
Admitted to the New York Bar
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