William P. Rogers, Jr. is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. His practice encompasses the representation of both corporate and financial institution clients in a wide variety of matters, including international securities offerings, corporate governance and SEC compliance matters, mergers and acquisitions, and derivative financial products.
Mr. Rogers has been repeatedly cited as one of the country’s leading practitioners in capital markets by, among others, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2008 through 2012; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2007 through 2013; The Legal 500 from 2010 through 2012; and IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms from 2006 through 2008 and 2010 through 2013.
Mr. Rogers regularly advises a wide variety of the Firm’s clients including Royal Dutch Shell plc, Bacardi Limited, INEOS Group Limited, Tetragon Financial Group Limited, Costamare Inc., Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, GasLog Ltd. and Goldman Sachs. Recently, Mr. Rogers represented Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup in the refinancing by Chrysler LLC of the debt provided by the U.S. Treasury and the Canadian Government, Costamare Inc. in its initial public offering and U.S. listing, Tetragon Financial Group Limited in its initial public offering and Euronext Amsterdam listing and GasLog Ltd. in its initial public offering and NYSE listing. Mr. Rogers also advised Banco Santander SA in the US$100 billion acquisition of ABN AMRO by a consortium of bidders, including Santander; Royal Dutch Shell plc in connection with its corporate restructuring and earlier reserves and financial restatements; and INEOS Group Limited, a major UK chemical company, in the financing of its acquisition of the Innovene chemicals business from BP plc and subsequent debt refinancings.
Mr. Rogers also regularly advises the Firm’s corporate clients on derivatives matters, including the implications of the new Dodd‑Frank swaps regulation. Mr. Rogers was involved in the formation of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and prior to his move to London regularly represented ISDA on legislative, regulatory and documentation matters.
Mr. Rogers was born in Bronxville, New York. He received a B.A. from Union College in 1972 and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve School of Law in 1978.
Mr. Rogers joined Cravath in 1979 and became a partner in 1985. From 1998 to 2001, he served as the Managing Partner for the Corporate Department and, from 2001 to 2007, headed the Firm’s London office. Mr. Rogers currently serves on the Firm’s Strategy Board.
Mr. Rogers may be reached by phone at 212‑474‑1270 or by email at email@example.com.