Gibson Dunn Adds Leading M&A Lawyer William Sorabella in New York

March 19, 2019

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that William B. Sorabella has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office.  Sorabella, formerly with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, will continue his public company and private equity mergers and acquisitions practice.

“Bill is an exceptional, highly regarded M&A lawyer, who has worked on a number of high-profile transactions.  We are delighted to have him join our corporate group,” said Ken Doran, Chairman & Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “His deep experience and his excellent reputation, especially in the public company deal community and among private equity sponsors, will be an excellent addition to our strong M&A platform.”

“Bill is an accomplished transactional lawyer whose creativity is a hallmark of his practice,” said Barbara Becker, a New York partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s M&A practice.  “He is respected in the legal and business community for his practical and commercial approach and deal savvy.  Among other accomplishments, he has represented clients in a wide range of transactional matters and has been an innovator in developing creative deal solutions for clients.”

“I am incredibly excited to join the Gibson Dunn team,” Sorabella said.  “For years, I’ve been impressed with Gibson Dunn’s team of talented deal professionals, and I’ve always admired both their skill and collegiality.  The firm has exceptional capabilities across all practice areas and a collaborative environment, both of which are essential to the highest quality deal work.  I look forward to working alongside my new colleagues to further expand client relationships and burnish the firm’s reputation as a leading advisor for companies navigating high-profile M&A transactions.”

About William Sorabella

Sorabella focuses on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, divisional carve-outs and joint ventures, representing corporate buyers and sellers, private equity sponsors, special committees and financial advisors.  He also provides advice on matters related to corporate governance, proxy contests and anti-takeover measures.

Among other clients, he has represented corporate clients, including Tronox Limited, Murray Energy Corporation, Restaurant Brands International Inc., Huntsman Corporation and Exelon Corporation; private equity sponsors, including 3G Capital Partners Ltd., GTCR LLC, The Carlyle Group and L Catterton; and numerous investment banks.  He has worked on matters across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, industrials, chemicals, energy, food and beverage, retail, software, hardware, financial services, and hospitality.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Sorabella was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP since 2006.  He received his law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000.