Richard Ross Leaves Goldman for Chadbourne & Parke

Richard Ross has joined law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP as counsel in the corporate practice. He previously was a vice president and assistant general counsel in Goldman Sachs’s merchant banking legal group.


The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP today announced that Richard Ross has joined the Firm as counsel in the corporate practice. He will be located in the Firm’s New York office.

Prior to joining Chadbourne, Mr. Ross was a Vice President & Assistant General Counsel in Merchant Banking Legal for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York. While at Goldman Sachs, his work included advising on transactions involving infrastructure and real estate assets.

“Richard has a wide range of legal experience in the corporate, investment banking and financial services areas that will be of great benefit to our clients,” said Chadbourne Managing Partner Charles K. O’Neill. “We welcome him to the Chadbourne team.”

“Richard’s experience with the Merchant Banking Legal team at Goldman Sachs and his strong M&A experience will be invaluable to Chadbourne,” added Corporate Practice Head Allen Miller.

Before he joined Goldman Sachs, Mr. Ross was a senior associate in the mergers and acquisitions practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. In that capacity, Mr. Ross represented clients in public and private company M&A matters, including hostile and restructuring transactions.

Among the types of transactions Mr. Ross has worked on in both his in-house and law firm positions are those in the toll roads, ports, rails and regulated utilities sectors as well as proxy contests, spin-offs and private equity deals.

Mr. Ross received a J.D. from Cornell Law School and an M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, both in 1999. Additionally, he received his B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984, and an M.A. from Stanford University in 1993.

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

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