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Nicholas A. Dorsey

Partner, Corporate

Nicholas A. Dorsey is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. His practice primarily focuses on representing issuers and investment banks in public and private offerings of securities, among other financing transactions. Mr. Dorsey also represents companies in mergers and acquisitions and regularly advises clients with respect to public disclosure and other corporate matters.

In addition to traditional capital markets offerings and banking transactions, Mr. Dorsey’s financing practice includes advising on liability management transactions and asset financings and securitizations. He has extensive cross‑border experience and counts multiple international companies among his diverse client base.

Notable work highlights include:

  • Debt offerings for companies such as Beacon Roofing Supply, Chemours, Credit Acceptance, Credit Suisse, Disney, Expedia, Graham Holdings, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Navistar, Occidental Petroleum, Parker‑Hannifin, PG&E and Sherwin‑Williams
  • Equity offerings for companies such as Beacon Roofing Supply, Costamare, PNC and SciPlay
  • Accounts‑receivable financings and securitizations for companies such as Crown Castle, Drug Royalty, INEOS, Martin Marietta, Mylan, Olin and US Foods
  • The arrangement of PG&E’s Debtor‑in‑Possession (“DIP”) financing and other advisory matters relating to its Chapter 11 proceedings
  • Representing Linde in its merger of equals with Praxair
  • Representing Johnson & Johnson in the sale of its Cordis business to Cardinal Health
  • Representing Technicolor in the sale of its Patent Licensing business and Research & Innovation activity to InterDigital
  • Representing INEOS in the acquisition of Cristal’s North American titanium dioxide business from Tronox

Mr. Dorsey has been recognized for his work in capital markets by The Legal 500 United States and IFLR1000. He was named a “Rising Star” by Law360 in 2019, recognizing him as one of five outstanding capital markets lawyers in the nation under the age of 40. Mr. Dorsey has also been recognized for his work in mergers and acquisitions by IFLR1000.

Mr. Dorsey was born in Canton, Ohio. He received his B.S. and M.Acc summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University in 2006 and his J.D. summa cum laude from Cornell in 2009, where he was a Notes Editor of the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Mr. Dorsey joined Cravath in 2009 and became a partner in 2018. He worked in the Firm’s London Office from 2011 to 2013 and is currently based in the Firm’s New York Office.

Mr. Dorsey may be reached by phone at +1‑212-474-1764 or by email at

Mr. Dorsey is admitted only in New York.

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