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William V. Fogg

William V. Fogg

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
New York, NY, USA

William V. Fogg is the Managing Partner of Cravath’s Corporate Department. His practice focuses on representing issuers and investment banking firms in connection with public and private offerings of securities. Mr. Fogg also advises companies on corporate governance and general corporate and disclosure matters.

Mr. Fogg’s clients have included J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, UAL, Jones Apparel, Burlington Northern, Home Depot, Cincinnati Bell, Alliant Energy and Pepsi Bottling.

Recent transactions include various debt, equity and aircraft financings for UAL as well as its merger with Continental Airlines, initial public offerings of The WhiteWave Foods Company, Green Dot Corporation, Cascal N.V. and American Water Works Company, high-yield debt offerings of NCR, GrafTech International, CyrusOne LP, Cincinnati Bell, United Rentals, Patheon, syncreon, Jones Apparel, J.B. Poindexter and Affinia, investment grade debt offerings of Sherwin-Williams, Wisconsin Power and Light, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Wm. Wrigley, Ingersoll-Rand, Murphy Oil, Albemarle Corporation, DuPont and Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc. and equity offerings by Wells Fargo & Co., James River Coal Company, Freeport-McMoRan and Mosaic. In addition, Mr. Fogg is designated underwriters’ counsel for a number of companies, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. (approximately 50 offerings since the beginning of 2008).

Mr. Fogg has been repeatedly cited as one of the country’s leading capital markets practitioners by, among others, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2008 through 2012; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2009 through 2012; The Legal 500 in 2011 and 2012; IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms from 2008 through 2013; and The Best Lawyers in America from 2007 through 2013.

Mr. Fogg was born in New York, New York. He received an A.B. magna cum laude from Brown University in 1988 and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1991, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and Social Problems. He joined Cravath in 1991 and became a partner in 1999.

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