William L. McRae is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb in the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on U.S. federal income tax matters, including the taxation of financial products, corporate transactions, and international mergers and acquisitions. He regularly speaks on tax matters at conferences.

William has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 U.S., The Legal 500 Latin America and Turnarounds & Workouts for his work in domestic and international tax law and corporate and M&A. 

William joined the firm in 1996 and became a partner in 2005. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Tax Section Executive Committee. William received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Williams College and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the bar in New York.