William I. Sussman

Former Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP

William I. Sussman

William I. Sussman

Former Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP

Biography

For over 30 years, Bill has represented private equity and corporate clients, and their partners, officers and directors, in M&A and corporate governance disputes, antitrust matters, and complex business tort and contract disputes. Bill works closely with his partners in the Corporate Department, advising on significant client transactions, and handling related litigation. Bill also counsels clients in connection with product liability issues; for a number of years Bill was head of the group that coordinated defense of all product liability-related matters in the United States for a multinational vehicle manufacturer.

Bill is co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s Pro Bono Committee, and is active in pro bono representations.

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Managing Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP

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Co-Chair, Women's Forum at Ropes & Gray LLP

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Counsel at Ropes & Gray LLP

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Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP

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William I. Sussman
Former Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1978

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA
Class of 1973

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We are a small, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways. Union's rigorous academics take place in a diverse, welcoming campus environment that supports your personal growth, provides you with a wealth of opportunities to find and pursue your passions, and inspires you to engage with the local and global community through meaningful projects and volunteer work. At Union, you'll find a vibrant community of learners and scholars, of leaders and change agents—people whose ambition, energy and desire to make things happen are contagious. The intellectual and creative spark can be felt in our academic buildings, Minerva Houses, labs, library, studios and recital rooms—anywhere you go on our historic campus. We have a long tradition of innovation and of educating creative problem-solvers, a tradition which continues to flourish and to define who we are today.

Memberships
Member
1976 - 1978

The Harvard Law Review is a student-run organization whose primary purpose is to publish a journal of legal scholarship. The Review comes out monthly from November through June and has roughly 2000 pages per volume. The organization is formally independent of the Harvard Law School. Student editors make all editorial and organizational decisions and, together with a professional business staff of three, carry out day-to-day operations.

Career History
Partner
Prior - 2018

Ropes & Gray LLP is a global law firm with 11 offices located in the United States, Asia, and Europe. The firm has over 1,100 lawyers, and professionals worldwide, and its clients include corporations and financial institutions, government agencies, universities, and health care organizations. It was founded in 1865 in Boston, Massachusetts by John Codman Ropes and John Chipman Gray

Boards & Committees
Co-Chair, Pro Bono Committee
Current

Ropes & Gray LLP is a global law firm with 11 offices located in the United States, Asia, and Europe. The firm has over 1,100 lawyers, and professionals worldwide, and its clients include corporations and financial institutions, government agencies, universities, and health care organizations. It was founded in 1865 in Boston, Massachusetts by John Codman Ropes and John Chipman Gray

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$7,500 - $10K
2014

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We are a small, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways. Union's rigorous academics take place in a diverse, welcoming campus environment that supports your personal growth, provides you with a wealth of opportunities to find and pursue your passions, and inspires you to engage with the local and global community through meaningful projects and volunteer work. At Union, you'll find a vibrant community of learners and scholars, of leaders and change agents—people whose ambition, energy and desire to make things happen are contagious. The intellectual and creative spark can be felt in our academic buildings, Minerva Houses, labs, library, studios and recital rooms—anywhere you go on our historic campus. We have a long tradition of innovation and of educating creative problem-solvers, a tradition which continues to flourish and to define who we are today.

Political Donations
$100
2016

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$1,000
2014

Former Senator from Alaska

$400
2014

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Transactions
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Audax Private Equity, Audax Group LLC purchase Liquid Environmental Solutions Corp. from ABS Capital Partners, Inc., Craton Equity Partners LLC

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Audax Private Equity, Accent Food Services LLC /Private Group purchase Accent Food Services LLC from Silver Oak Services Partners LLC

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp. purchase Rydex Fund Services LLC from Guggenheim Capital LLC resulting in a new company MUFG Investor Services (US) LLC

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