William D. Morris

Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

William D. Morris

William D. Morris

Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Biography

* Focuses on credit and derivative transactions.
* Extensive experience in the energy and investment funds sectors.
* Involved as counsel in than $100 billion of debt transactions.

Practice

Bill Morris represents borrowers, issuers, sponsors, and financial institutions in debt and related transactions. The commitments and issuances on which he has provided advice total in excess of $100 billion. He has also represented than 50 families of funds in connection with prime brokerage and derivatives matters. He has also advised in controversies related to such matters.

Bill has extensive experience working with the energy industry and in Russia, as well as in forming and/or serving as general counsel of 501(c)(3) organizations providing disaster relief. He represented the individual trustees for the $20 billion Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trust and served as general counsel for the Houston Katrina Relief Fund.

Bill handles sophisticated transactions, including:

* Credit agreements
* Derivative transactions
* Prime brokerage and securities lending transactions
* Repurchase transactions.

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Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Senior Counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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William D. Morris
Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1985

Duke University School of Law (also known as Duke Law School or Duke Law) is the law school and a constituent academic unit of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States. One of Duke's 10 schools and colleges, the School of Law began as the Trinity College School of Law in 1868.

MPP
Class of 1982

The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and organizational practices. Our research provides evidence-based insights on the role of gender in shaping economic, political and social opportunities available to individuals. We identify successful interventions and measure their impact on women, men, and society, then share recommendations on what policies, organizational practices and leadership techniques help close involuntary gaps.

BA, cum laude
Class of 1980

As one of the nation's most selective private liberal arts colleges, CMC sits among the intellectually-stimulating, socially-fulfilling, seven-college community known as The Claremont Colleges, a system modeled after England's Oxford University. Founded in 1946, CMC is the youngest of the nation's top colleges and enrolls approximately 1,200 students. Claremont McKenna College (CMC) educates its students for thoughtful and productive lives and responsible leadership in economics, government and public affairs. CMC's strong grounding in the liberal arts, together with its emphasis on economics, government, and international relations, attracts students who approach education pragmatically and who intend to make a difference in the world. With this broad-based foundation graduates leave CMC well prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. Many go on to pursue careers in law, business, government, foreign service, international relations, public policy, museum administration, science and education, or to pursue graduate study. The College's cutting-edge research institutes provide students unprecedented opportunities to work alongside their professors and discover how what they learn in the classroom links to life in the world behond. The world comes to Claremont McKenna through a vibrant and renowned speakers series in which world leaders, thinkers, artists and visionaries visit campus through the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum and other public programming. In September 2007, Robert A. Day, the Founder and Chairman of The TCW Group, Inc., pledged a $200 million personal gift to establish the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance and its unique programs. This was the largest recorded gift to a liberal arts institution, the largest gift in the field of finance and economics, and among the top 20 largest gifts ever given to a college or university. Through his generosity, the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance now offers multiple programs, including a Master of Arts in Finance degree

Career History
Partner
Current

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP provides legal services. It represents individuals and corporations in civil and criminal fraud investigations in which they face the potential loss of freedom and damage to their reputations. The company's areas of practice includes appellate, litigation, business & commercial litigation, dispute resolution, government contracts, internal investigations, labor and employment, oil and gas patent, trademark and copyright infringement, product liability and toxic tort securities litigation. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Boards & Committees
Member, Management Committee
Prior

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP provides legal services. It represents individuals and corporations in civil and criminal fraud investigations in which they face the potential loss of freedom and damage to their reputations. The company's areas of practice includes appellate, litigation, business & commercial litigation, dispute resolution, government contracts, internal investigations, labor and employment, oil and gas patent, trademark and copyright infringement, product liability and toxic tort securities litigation. The company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Advisory Member
Tenure Unconfirmed
Trustee
Prior

Houston Ballet Foundation operates as a ballet company. It provides training services to its dancers throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Canada. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Political Donations
$2,000
2003

Former President of United States

$1,000
2000

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.

$1,000
1999

Former President of United States

Transactions
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Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, EagleClaw Midstream purchase BCP Raptor II LLC from Global Infrastructure Management LLC, Energy Spectrum Capital

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Sanchez Energy Corp., Blackstone Corporate Private Equity, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. /Western Eagle Ford/ /Private Group purchase Anadarko Petroleum Corp. /Western Eagle Ford Assets from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

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Sanchez Energy Corp. purchases Royal Dutch Shell Plc /Eagle Ford Shale Assets from Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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