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

  • The Dow Chemical Company in its $4.6 billion split off of the Dow Chlorine Products Business and the related debt-for-debt exchange
  • Oressa Limited in the filing of an F-1 registration statement for its initial public offering
  • ADS Waste Holdings, Inc. in the filing of an S-1 registration statement for its initial public offering
  • The initial purchasers in the multi-tranche debt offering by ONE Gas, Inc. in connection with its spin-off from ONEOK and the dealer managers in the related debt tender offer


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


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