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

Corporate/ Capital Markets


Partner representing clients in initial public offerings, high yield issuances, restructurings and corporate governance issues. Transactions include IPOs of Sotera Health, CommScope, Duck Creek, Paycor, ADT, U.S. Xpress, Realogy, InnovAge, Bioventus, Nuvalent, Press Ganey and Frequency Therapeutics; offerings to finance the acquisitions of NBC Universal, Cablevision, Burger King and Realogy; financing transactions in Olin’s acquisition of Dow Chemical’s Chlor-Alkali business; Reverse Morris Trust transaction to spin-off and combine WarnerMedia with Discovery, Inc.; offerings for Carnival, U.S. Steel, Sprint, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Del Monte, Zai Labs, Bombardier Recreation, Apache, Northrop Grumman, Venator, Gartner, Wolverine, Square, Cimpress and PTC; and offerings to finance Mirant Corporation’s and Reader’s Digest’s emergences from bankruptcy.


Joined, 1988; Partner, 1997.


Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, (B.S.E., summa cum laude, 1983); University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1988)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

(Leading lawyers)

Arthur RobinsonSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is consistently at the forefront of the high-yield debt market, both for issuers and underwriters. The high-yield practice is rated for standalone transactions and those as part of leveraged financings, which is a particular forte for them. The firm advised on well over 100 high-yield deals in both 2020 and 2021; it achieves this volume of deals despite having a relatively small senior-bench compared to its natural competitors. Along with its prestigious underwriter client base, its swathe of private equity clients and their portfolio companies, the firm is also recognised for its regular engagements in deals involving first-time issuers. It has also made an impression in ESG and sustainability-linked financings. The firm is further noted for advising on deals involving high-yield issuers that are looking to achieve investment grade status. Roxane Reardon is a rounded debt capital markets specialist with an especially strong record in underwriter engagements. Kenneth Wallach is rated for private equity-related deals and transactions in the technology sector. Both are based in New York. The lauded Arthur Robinson has stepped down as global head of capital markets.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

(Hall of Fame)

Arthur RobinsonSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has an impressive mix of investment grade and high-yield debt engagements from both issuers and underwriters. The fully-rounded and extensive practice is also at the forefront of convertible debt offerings and equity-linked instruments, derivatives and other key DCM products. Its client base features a range of major corporate issuers, first-time issuers, private equity houses and investment banks. Kenneth Wallach is an experienced figure in investment grade and high-yield debt, along with restructuring-related offerings. John Ericson is noted for underwriter-side engagements for both investment grade and high-yield debt offerings, including transactions linked to leveraged buyouts. Ryan Bekkerus is a key figure in leveraged finance-driven high-yield offerings. Roxane Reardon and Marisa Stavenas are also noted for convertible debt and liability management transactions respectively. Of counsel Kevin Kennedy and partner William Brentani are key names in Silicon Valley. Arthur Robinson has stepped down as head of the capital markets group.

United States > Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

(Leading lawyers)

Arthur RobinsonSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP