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William J Whelan III

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Bill Whelan is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. He is a generalist corporate lawyer who advises on a broad range of corporate issues, including corporate governance and public company disclosure obligations. He has devoted a substantial amount of his time to representing issuers and investment banks in initial public offerings, high-yield and investment grade debt offerings and follow-on equity offerings.


Fordham University School of Law (JD, cum laude, 1983; Managing Editor, 'Law Review'); University of Virginia (BA, with Distinction, 1980). For more information: