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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


James Cross is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department, where he concentrates on borrower and sponsor representations across a broad spectrum of industries and products, including corporate financings and leveraged acquisitions for private equity firms and involving high-grade, senior secured, bond bridge, mezzanine, asset based and other types of facilities. He has extensive experience representing large and middle market private equity sponsors in many significant acquisition financings, including SunGard, HCA, TXU, Del Monte, Academy Sports, Go Daddy and USI Insurance, as well as representing companies such as Community Health Systems, SS&C Technologies and Ingersoll Rand in their financings.


Became Partner in 1999.


Princeton University (B.A., 1986); University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1990).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Commercial lending

(Hall of Fame)

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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.