Gordon R. Caplan is Co-Chairman of Willkie Farr, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and a partner in the Private Equity Practice Group and Corporate & Financial Services Department. He focuses on private equity, leveraged buy-outs, mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, venture capital and technology related corporate matters. Gordon has extensive experience representing equity sponsors as well as public and private companies on a spectrum of corporate matters, such as private equity financings, public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer agreements, joint ventures and licensing.
Chambers USA (2016) and Chambers Global (2016) rank Gordon among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Private Equity (Buyouts) in the United States. Additionally, Chambers USA (2014) ranks him as a leading practitioner in the area of Technology & Outsourcing in New York. In 2014, Gordon was named one of North America’s Top 50 M&A Lawyers by the Global M&A Network, and in December 2013, he was one of five attorneys nationwide to be profiled by Law360 as an MVP in the area of Private Equity. He has also been included in the Legal 500.
Gordon has been published on the subject of M&A, private equity, private equity regulation, corporate governance and high-technology transactions and has lectured on private equity and technology transactions at Columbia University Graduate School of Business, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Fordham Law School. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Publicolor and is a member of Fordham Law School’s Planning Council and recipient of the 2016 Louis J. Lefkowitz Public Service Award from Fordham Law School.
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