Gregory V. Gooding

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Gregory V. Gooding

Gregory V. Gooding

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Biography

Gregory Gooding is a corporate partner and Co-Head of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other transactions for financial institutions, private equity funds, and other domestic and international clients. Mr. Gooding also has extensive experience in securities offerings, restructurings and special committee assignments. He is ranked as a leading corporate and M&A lawyer in Latin America by Chambers Global (2014). He is also ranked as a leading corporate and M&A lawyer by Chambers USA (2010) and for Latin American Investment in Chambers USA (2013), where sources note Mr. Gooding “is very well versed in everything cutting-edge,” and “[h]e really knows what is commercial and what will fly in the market.”

Mr. Gooding is the author or co-author of numerous articles, including “The Liquidity Crunch (This Year's Model): Recent Delaware Cases Involving Controlling Stockholders,” The M&A Lawyer (2012), “Yes Virginia, You Really Can Waive Fraud Claims,” Private Equity Manager (2012), “Top-up Options and Tender Offers: Getting Across the Finish Line,” Mergers & Acquisitions (2011), “Everything Old is New Again: Private Equity PIPEs Go Up-Market,” The M&A Lawyer (2009), “Buying a Private Equity Fund Company,” Banking & Financial Services (2004), “Going Private the Pure Way in Delaware,” Insights (2002), and “What’s Different About Going Private,” Insights (1999). He is also a contributing author of the Debevoise & Plimpton Financial Institutions Report, the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report, and The Private Equity Primer: The Best of the Debevoise & Plimpton Private Equity Report.

Mr. Gooding joined Debevoise in 1988 and became a partner in 1996. He was resident in the firm’s Hong Kong office from its opening in 1994 until 1998. Mr. Gooding received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1987, where he was Managing Editor of the Journal of International Law, and his A.B. from Kenyon College in 1983. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert Hill, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Education
JD
Class of 1987

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School is one of the world’s premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. The Law School is small by design; its impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through numerous centers and projects. For students, the experience is unparalleled. The faculty-student ratio supports a vast array of courses and opportunities for independent research and student-organized seminars. Students get practical training by representing real clients in clinics starting in their first year. Throughout, a spirit of collaboration reigns. All first-term courses are ungraded, and subsequent classes are graded honors/pass/low pass. Yale Law School is unique among law schools in that it produces leaders in all walks of life: distinguished deans and faculty members at law schools across the country and the world; industry CEOs and corporate counsels; founders of nongovernmental organizations and other nonprofit entities; entrepreneurs; government servants in federal, state, and local offices and the judiciary--just a few areas in which our alumni's talent and passion and dedication have made a difference. Among the School’s graduates are U.S. Presidents and Supreme Court Justices; and among its far-reaching projects, the Information Society Project and the China Center.

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Class of 1983

Kenyon is one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges, a small school where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community.We bring together 1,600 young men and women to study with nearly 200 professors on an exceptionally beautiful hilltop campus in central Ohio. Our curriculum is rooted in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, and enriched by interdisciplinary programs. We set high academic standards and look for talented students who love learning. Small classes, dedicated teachers, and friendly give-and-take set the tone. Kenyon welcomes curiosity, creativity, intellectual ambition, and an openness to new ideas. We see learning as a challenging, deeply rewarding, and profoundly important activity, to be shared in a spirit of collaboration. Our greatest strength is our faculty, outstanding scholars who place the highest value on teaching. Close interaction with students is the rule here: professors become mentors and friends. Requirements are flexible enough to allow for a good deal of exploration. Other notable strengths include our distinguished literary tradition, many opportunities for research in the sciences, and programs connecting students to our rural surroundings. The Kenyon experience fosters connections of all kinds—to classmates and teachers and friends, to the life of the mind, to global perspectives, to our own unique traditions and history, and to a place of inspiration

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Managing Editor
Prior

The Yale Journal of International Law (YJIL) is one of the world's preeminent international law journals. YJIL publishes articles, essays, notes, and commentary on a wide range of subjects in the fields of international, transnational, and comparative law on a biannual basis. Since November 2009, the Journal has published shorter analytical essays in YJIL Online, an online companion journal. In both its print and online editions, the Journal is committed to publishing cutting-edge, provocative, and thoughtful scholarship at the forefront of the field.

Career History
Partner
1988 - Current

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP provides legal services. Practice areas include: complex acquisition, financing transactions, litigation & arbitration, tax, employee benefits, and trusts & estates. The company was founded in 1931 by Eli Whitney Debevoise and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Partner at Wachtel Missry LLP

$500
2011

Senator from Virginia

$1,000
2010

Principal, Vorys Advisors LLC at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

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Atlas Merchant Capital LLC purchases Ascensus LLC from Genstar Capital Management LLC, Aquiline Capital Partners LLC

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Cowen, Inc. purchases Quarton International AG

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Citizens Financial Group, Inc. - Rhode Island, Citizens Bank NA purchase Clarfeld Financial Advisors LLC

Awards & Honors
2010
Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A
Admitted to the New York Bar
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