Gerry Williams > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Atlanta, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
ATLANTA, GA 30309-3450
United States
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Partner; Member, US Private Equity Group Steering Committee


Gerry Williams represents private equity and corporate buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, securities and general corporate matters. Gerry has also counseled multiple clients in structuring entities to be certified as minority business enterprises.

Gerry has counselled his clients in corporate matters in connection with over 50 M&A transactions for aggregate consideration exceeding US $3.5 billion in the last five years.

Gerry is a member of the US Private Equity Group Steering Committee.


J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law; B.B.A. / M.I.S., University of Georgia

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s geographic coverage and commitment to the middle market has ensured a growing pipeline of deals, most notably in the Southeast of the country, where Joseph Silver and new global private equity co-chair Joe Alexander are located in Atlanta and Miami respectively. Key clients include ABRY Partners, ICV Partners, RLJ Equity Partners and Baird Capital Partners. It advised ABRY Partner on the sale of Datapipe to Rackspace Hosting and its controlling shareholder Apollo Global Management. Chicago’s Robert Davis and Atlanta partner Gerry Williams are also highly rated. Former co-chair of the private equity department Steven Napolitano and the former co-managing partner of the Chicago office Brendan Head departed for Kirkland & Ellis LLP in 2018;  Daniel Eisner, a former co-chair of the private equity department has also left the firm to launch OilCoin, a cryptocurrency based on oil reserves.