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Collier Kirkham

Retired Partner, Corporate

Collier Kirkham retired from Cravath’s Corporate Department in 2006. Mr. Kirkham’s practice focused on representing investment banks in connection with high‑yield offerings and bridge loans, as well as other securities offerings, including initial public offerings and investment grade transactions. Mr. Kirkham also represented corporate clients of the Firm in connection with financing, regulatory and other matters.

Mr. Kirkham’s clients included a number of investment banks, including J.P. Morgan Securities and its predecessors, and corporate clients such as Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., The Columbia Gas System, Inc., Anchor Glass Container Corporation and Kerzner International Resorts Inc.

Mr. Kirkham has had memberships with the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New York City Bar Association.

Mr. Kirkham was born in Ames, Iowa. He received an A.B. magna cum laude in physics from Harvard University in 1969, an M.S. in physics from Stanford University in 1971 and a J.D. with highest distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1975, where he was an Articles Editor of the Law Review and a recipient of the Murray Prize. Mr. Kirkham joined Cravath in 1975 and became a partner in 1982.

Mr. Kirkham may be reached by phone at +1‑212‑474‑1204 or by email at

+1 (212) 474-1204
+1 (212) 474-3700