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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10017-3954
United States
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Work Department

Corporate/Banking and Credit


Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department and Head of the Firm’s Banking and Credit Practice Group. Practice focuses on the representation of large financial institutions and borrowers in connection with the arrangement and syndication of leveraged and investment grade financings, including leveraged and investment grade acquisition and bridge financings. Recent transactions include representation of the lenders in AT&T’s announced spin-off of WarnerMedia and combination with Discovery, the lenders in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction to spin-off Rexnord’s Process & Motion Control segment to combine with Regal, Twenty-First Century Fox in the financing related to the spin-off of its news and sports businesses to Disney, and the arrangers in the financing of acquisitions of GE Capital Aviation Services by AerCap, Baxter’s acquisition of Hillrom, Humana’s acquisition of Kindred at Home, the combination of Neogen and the food safety business of 3M, II-IV’s announced acquisition of Coheren, Red Hat by IBM, Versace by Michael Kors, BTG by Boston Scientific, and Life Technologies and FEI Company by Thermo-Fisher.


Partner, 1998.


Association of the Bar of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association.


Manhattan College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1985); Fordham University (J.D., cum laude, 1989).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

(Hall of Fame)

Patrick RyanSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

One of New York’s premier finance firms, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is noted for its continued ability to sit at the very top of both the lender and borrower side markets, representing an impressive range of leading investment banks, private equity sponsors, direct lenders and corporate borrowers in numerous high-value, complex transactions every year. The group’s lender practice is best known for its longstanding relationship with JP Morgan; William Sheehan is a key name in this regard and recently co-led a team, alongside practice head Patrick Ryan, which represented the bank in a $41.5bn senior unsecured bridge loan to finance the combination of AT&T’s WarnerMedia with Discovery. With regards to borrower work, James Cross continues to advise on acquisition financing, while Jennifer Hobbs assists corporate borrowers such as Dell Technologies with securing multi-billion credit facilities. Outside of New York, the firm expanded its partner ranks in January 2021 with the promotion of Michael Vernace in California.