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

Corporate/Capital Markets


Corporate Partner advising clients on public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, corporate governance, business combinations and general corporate and securities law matters. Represented each of Academy Sports, Aramark, Avantor, Dollar General, First Data, HCA, KKR, Masonite, National Vision and Nielsen in connection with their respective U.S. IPO’s and numerous debt financings.


Joined the Firm in 1994; became Partner in 2002.


Harvard University (A.B., magna cum laude, 1989); University of Canterbury (B.A., with honors in Economics, 1990); The University of Chicago Law School (J.D., with honors, 1994).

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings

(Leading lawyers)

Joseph KaufmanSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP has a well-rounded and high-end equity offerings practice, driven by a balanced mix of investment bank, private equity sponsor and general corporate clients. The firm has gained further traction in SPAC IPOs and de-SPAC transactions. With its history in private equity, the firm has really benefitted from the trend of private equity sponsors taking their portfolio companies public. The firm has made further progress in representing tech companies and unicorns, thanks in part to the success of its Palo Alto office and the activities of its esteemed private equity clients such as Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone. A team led by leading equity capital markets specialist Joshua Ford Bonnie  advised Blackstone portfolio company Bumble on its headline $2.5bn IPO. Kenneth Wallach also has an excellent record in novel transactions, including for regular client Silver Lake Partners. Joseph Kaufman and Roxane Reardon are highly rated, along with Ryan Bekkerus. William Brentani and Kevin Kennedy are key names in Palo Alto. All named individuals are based in New York unless stated otherwise.