Patrick J. Ryan

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Patrick J. Ryan

Patrick J. Ryan

Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Biography

Patrick Ryan is the Head of the Firm’s Banking and Credit Practice. Patrick regularly represents leading financial institutions and investment banks in connection with the arrangement and syndication of senior credit facilities, including acquisition, bridge and other corporate financings. He has significant experience in complicated financings in the leveraged finance, investment-grade, and asset-based markets, often working with clients to develop innovative structures or to find solutions to difficult issues. He has also advised on the restructuring of existing credit facilities and other related financings, including DIP and exit financings.

Patrick’s financial institution and investment banking clients include JPMorgan, Barclays Capital, Deutsche, Morgan Stanley, and Royal Bank of Canada, among others. Patrick also represents companies in connection with their financing activities, and his clients have included American Media, AOL, Bard, Cengage Learning, Evercore, Hulu, MasterCard, News Corporation, Radioshack, Sky Deutschland, Travelers Companies, 21st Century Fox and Universal Studios, among others. Patrick is also active in representing clients in sports and entertainment ventures, including the representation of Forest City Ratner Companies and other investors in connection with the acquisition and relocation of the Nets NBA franchise to Brooklyn.

Notable recent transactions include representing:

* JPMorgan and Barclays in connection with $12.5 billion of bridge financing for Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s acquisition of Life Technologies Corporation
* Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Citi and Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with $5.1 billion of financing for Avago Technologies’ acquisition of LSI Corporation
* JPMorgan and Wells Fargo in connection with $1.475 billion in financing for Wolverine World Wide’s acquisition of the Performance + Lifestyle Group business of Collective Brands, Inc.
* Barclays and HSBC in connection with $4.35 billion of bridge financing for Perrigo Company’s acquisition of Elan Corporation
* JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank in connection with $3.1 billion in financing related to the merger of Dex Media and SuperMedia and their emergence from Chapter 11
* JPMorgan and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in connection with $1.2 billion in bridge financing for Total System Services in connection with its acquisition of NetSpend
* News Corporation in connection with $650 million in senior credit facilities
* JPMorgan in connection with approximately $2.7 billion in financing for Delta Airlines
* JPMorgan in connection with $1.465 billion in financing related to Gannett’s acquisition of Belo Corporation
* JPMorgan in connection with $3 billion in financing for Sprint Nextel
* JPMorgan in connection with $950 million in asset-backed financing for Trac Interpool

Patrick is ranked among the leading banking and finance lawyers in the United States and the world by publications such as Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 United States, IFLR1000 and The Best Lawyers in New York.

Patrick received his B.A.,magna cum laude, from Manhattan College in 1985 and his J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law in 1989. He spent a year at University of Dublin, Trinity College from 1985 to 1986.

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Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1989

Fordham University School of Law (commonly known as Fordham Law or Fordham Law School) is a part of Fordham University in the United States. The School is located in the Borough of Manhattan in New York City, and is one of eight ABA-approved law schools in that city.

Attendee
Class of 1986

Trinity College is a research university and the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin in Ireland. It is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland as well as Ireland's oldest university. Trinity College is now surrounded by Dublin and is located on College Green, opposite the former Irish Houses of Parliament. The college proper occupies 47 acres with many of its buildings ranged around large quadrangles and two playing fields. Academically, it is divided into three faculties comprising 25 schools, offering degree and diploma courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As of 2014, it was ranked by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as the 138th best university in the world, by the QS World University Rankings as the 71st best, by the Academic Ranking of World Universities as within the 151–200 range, and by all three as the best university in Ireland. The college was founded in 1592.

BA, magna cum laude
Class of 1985

Manhattan College is a private, independent, Roman Catholic, liberal arts college in the Lasallian tradition located in New York City, United States. After originally being established in 1853 as an academy for day students, Manhattan College was officially incorporated as an institution of higher education through a charter granted by the New York State Board of Regents. In 1922, the College moved to the Riverdale section of the Bronx, roughly 10 miles north of Midtown. Manhattan College offers undergraduate programs in the arts, business, education and health, engineering and science. Graduate programs are offered for education, business and engineering.

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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

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The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

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Member, Executive Committee
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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Political Donations
$1,000
2007

Former Senator from Connecticut

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Olin Corp. purchases The Dow Chemical Co. /Chlor-Alkali & Derivatives Businesses from Dow Chemical Company resulting in a new company Blue Cube Spinco LLC

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Kinder Morgan, Inc. purchases Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP

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Kinder Morgan, Inc. purchases Kinder Morgan Management LLC

Awards & Honors
1990
Admitted to the New York Bar
Events
Speaker
J.P. Morgan Global High Yield and Leveraged Finance Conference

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