Richard B. Alsop


Richard Alsop has been a member of Shearman & Sterling’s Capital Markets Group since March 2010. Mr. Alsop has extensive experience in capital markets transactions, corporate governance, corporate finance transactions, financial institutions and underwriting practices. He advises corporations and investment banks on a broad variety of capital markets work, including IPOs, convertible bonds and investment grade and high-yield bond transactions and is part of our corporate governance advisory team. From 2003 through 2008, Mr. Alsop was Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate Law at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., where he advised executive management and the board of directors on major corporate transactions, corporate finance, corporate governance, executive compensation and other matters. From 1994 through 2003, Mr. Alsop held other senior roles in the legal department of Merrill Lynch, including Equity Capital Markets Counsel, Investment Banking General Counsel and Debt Markets General Counsel.

Selected Experience

  • Lafarge in connection with the dual track sale/IPO process for its North American gypsum business
  • Jefferies Finance LLC, as issuer, in its $600 million inaugural high yield notes offering
  • The initial purchasers in the $14.7 billion multi-tranche debt offering by AbbVie Inc. in connection with its spin-off from Abbott Laboratories


  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Columbia College, A.B., cum laude


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