William M. Shields

Partner

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  • JD, magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1997; Articles Editor, Boston University Law Review
  • AB, Yale University, 1991

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 1998
  • The American Lawyer – “Dealmaker of the Year” (2019)
  • Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Private Equity (2012-2019)
  • IFLR 1000 – Leading Attorney (2019)
  • Law360 – MVP (2012, 2013)
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2006)

William M. Shields

Partner

Will Shields was elevated to a member of Ropes & Gray's policy committee, the firm's global governing body, from co-chair of the private equity transactions group. He is also a partner in the Boston office. His practice focuses on representing private equity firms and public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and other direct investments. Will also represents investment management firms in connection with strategic transactions including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings.

Publications

  • JD, magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1997; Articles Editor, Boston University Law Review
  • AB, Yale University, 1991
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