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William M Hartnett

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William M. Hartnett is chairman of the Executive Committee and has been a partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP since 1986.

For over thirty years, Bill has advised leading commercial and investment banking firms and public and private companies in a broad range of domestic and cross-border capital markets and lending transactions, including leveraged bank financings, out-of-court restructurings, mergers, acquisitions and debt and equity-linked securities offerings.

Bill serves as outside corporate counsel to a number of public and private companies and has extensive experience representing special committees of the boards of directors of public companies including WebMD, Scottish Re and Chrysler LLC in connection with strategic transactions and related compliance matters.

Since his representation of the financing sources in the historic buyout of RJR Nabisco in 1989, Bill has been at the forefront of emerging financing structures for many prominent domestic and international financing transactions such as the buyouts of Dell, Nielsen, SunGard, HCA, Harrah's and First Data.