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Jeffrey A. Chapman is Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Global Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He maintains an active M&A practice representing private equity firms and public and private companies in diverse cross-border and domestic transactions in a broad range of industries.
Mr. Chapman is consistently regarded as one of the top M&A lawyers in the country. Chambers Global reports that Mr. Chapman “is described by peers as ‘the crème de la crème’ of the corporate legal world.” A client says: “He’s incredibly responsive, very practical and absolutely top of his game. I’d call him for bet the company work; he’s the best lawyer I have ever worked with.”
Recognized for many years by Chambers USA in its most elite “Band 1” category as one of a handful of the leading corporate lawyers in Texas, Chambers singled out Mr. Chapman in 2013 and elevated him to “Star Individual.” Mr. Chapman remains the only corporate lawyer in Texas history ever to be so designated. Chambers USA reports, “He is widely acknowledged as the superstar of the Texas corporate legal market and provides clients with service that is truly exceptional in every regard.”
Mr. Chapman serves as Chairman of the President’s Advisory Board of UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Mr. Chapman received his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1983. In 2014, Mr. Chapman returned to Cambridge as the Harvard Law School Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker.
Mr. Chapman holds a degree in economics from the University of Iowa, where he graduated with highest distinction in 1979. Iowa has selected Mr. Chapman as the recipient of its 2020 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award to be presented during the University’s Homecoming this October.
Harvard University - 1983 J.D., cum laude
University of Iowa - 1979 BBA (Highest Distinction)