William J. Chudd

Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

William J. Chudd

William J. Chudd

Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Mr. Chudd is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department and a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. He is also the co-head of the firm’s Private Equity Group. His diverse and broad-based practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, collaborations and other corporate partnering transactions, restructurings, spinoffs, and takeover and corporate governance matters. He regularly represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies in all aspects of their businesses, including acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies, recapitalizations, minority investments, co-investment arrangements, and formation of private equity funds.

Mr. Chudd also has extensive experience advising multinational corporations on their most critical business initiatives and transactions, including both domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. He has handled matters across many industries, with experience in energy, healthcare, asset management, consumer products, defense, financial services, logistics/transportation services, technology, retail, media and business services sectors.

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William J. Chudd
Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Education
JD, magna cum laude
Class of 2002

Cornell Law School, located in Ithaca, New York, is a graduate school of Cornell University and one of the five Ivy League law schools. The school confers three law degrees. The school has three law journals that are student-edited: the Cornell Law Review, the Cornell International Law Journal, and the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. Additionally, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that is published by Cornell Law faculty.

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Class of 1999

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

Career History
Partner
2002 - 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.

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Corelle Brands LLC, Cornell Capital LLC (Private Equity) purchase Instant Brands, Inc.

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Atairos Management LP, Atairos Family GP, Inc., Atairos Group, Inc. purchase Bowlero Corp. (New York) from Cerberus Capital Management LP

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Exxon Mobil Corporation purchases InterOil Corp.

Awards & Honors
2019
Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A
2018
Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A
2017
Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A
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