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Craig F. Arcella

Partner, Corporate

Craig F. Arcella is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department and serves as Co‑Head of the Firm’s Financing Practice. He represents financial institutions and corporate clients in a wide variety of matters, including initial public offerings and other equity offerings; investment grade, high‑yield and convertible debt offerings; leveraged acquisition finance; mergers and acquisitions; and syndicated loan transactions. Mr. Arcella regularly advises public company clients with respect to governance, public disclosure and other corporate matters.

Mr. Arcella has been cited as a leading practitioner in securities, corporate and mergers and acquisitions law by, among others, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2012 through 2018; Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2011 through 2019; The Legal 500 United States from 2009 through 2018; The Legal 500 Latin America from 2012 through 2014, 2016 and 2017; IFLR1000 from 2011 through 2019; The Best Lawyers in America in 2019; and Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms from 2010 through 2016. He was also recognized by The Legal 500 United States for his transactional work in the telecoms and broadcast industry from 2010 through 2016.

Mr. Arcella received a B.A. from Duke University in 1995 and a J.D. from Columbia University in 1998 where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a member of the Law Review. He joined Cravath in 1998 and became a partner in 2007. Mr. Arcella worked in Cravath’s Hong Kong office in 1999 and the Firm’s London office from 2001 to 2003, and is currently based in the Firm’s New York office.

Mr. Arcella may be reached by phone at +1‑212‑474‑1024 or by email at

Mr. Arcella is admitted only in New York.

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