William Haddad
Reed Smith

Bill is a leading capital markets and M&A practitioner in New York. He has worked on a full range of securities offerings, and transactions, with a particular focus on international listings, and mergers and acquisitions in the United States, China, Europe, Australia, Eastern Europe, Israel and Ireland.

Generally, Bill represents numerous privately held and publicly traded companies, investment banks, financial institutions and private equity sponsors and venture capital firms, with a strong emphasis on global companies. On their behalf, he provides representation in general corporate matters, corporate finance and acquisitions.

Additionally, his corporate finance practice includes extensive experience with both private and public offerings. He has been involved in more than 100 capital markets transactions, providing a unique familiarity and strength in the area of initial and follow-on public offerings, special purpose acquisition companies, shelf-takedowns, registered directs, PIPEs, at-the-market offerings (ATMs), mergers of public and private companies, going-private transactions, private equity and venture capital formation and investments, 144A debt offerings of public and private companies and rights offerings.

Prior to practicing law, Bill worked for Moody’s Investor Services, the United States Bankruptcy Court and as a certified public accountant for Ernst & Young LLP.