John H. Butler

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

John H. Butler

John H. Butler

Partner at Sidley Austin LLP

Biography

Butler advised HRG Group Inc., the holding company formerly known as Harbinger Group Inc., on its merger with Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. last year and also represented Fogo de Chao Inc. on its $560 million sale to to Rhone Capital.
Butler has done significant work for Guggenheim Partners, TPG-Axon Capital Management and Pattern Energy Group, a renewable energy company. He graduated from Macalester College in 1991 and Harvard Law School three years later and made partner at Davis, Polk in 2002.

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John H. Butler
Partner at Sidley Austin LLP
Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1994

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA, summa cum laude
Class of 1991

Founded in 1874, Macalester College has had an intense focus on educating students in an international tradition. It inspires ambitious, committed and talented young people who have the potential to change the world and prepares them to do just that. Students come to campus to learn, engage, explore, invent, have fun, make friends, devise, design, discover, speak out, and gain the experience, skills and knowledge needed to fulfill their dreams and their greatest ambitions.

Career History
Partner
1999 - 2018

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.

Partner
2019 - Current

Sidley Austin LLP is an American multi-national private company located in New York, NY, that provides legal services.

Transactions
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Mr. Cooper Group, Inc. purchases Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, Inc.

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HRG Group, Inc. purchases Spectrum Brands Legacy, Inc. resulting in a new company Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.

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Apollo Global Management, Inc. /Private Equity, Onemain Holdings, Inc. /Private Group purchase OneMain Holdings, Inc. from Fortress Investment Group LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
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John H. Butler is affiliated with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Sidley Austin LLP

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