William Wallace

William E. Wallace, Jr.

Retired Partner

Bill Wallace focused his practice on mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies, partnership, joint venture and teaming arrangements, corporate restructurings, out-of-court workouts, public and private equity and debt financings, and licensing arrangements.

Mr. Wallace had substantial experience in negotiating complex business transactions in a wide variety of industries, including radio and television broadcasting, publishing, multimedia, entertainment, financial services, textiles, and aerospace and defense.

Mr. Wallace also represented clients in a variety of transactions in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, including acquisitions, dispositions, cross-licensing agreements and settlement agreements arising from patent infringement litigation. He represented many of the major pharmaceutical companies, as well as a number of smaller development-stage companies.

Mr. Wallace was an experienced corporate counselor, advising companies, boards of directors and board committees on a broad range of issues, including regulatory compliance, corporate governance, compensation issues and conflicts. Mr. Wallace also represented foreign-based corporations in making investments in the United States, and counseling such clients on corporate and securities law compliance.


  • JD, Columbia Law School, 1979, Stone Scholar
  • BA, Williams College, 1976, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • New York
  • Member, New York City Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

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