Reid B. Fitzgerald
  1. Associate

Mr. Fitzgerald is an associate in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Since joining the firm in 2014, he has completed a rotation in the Capital Markets Group. His practice includes advising clients on U.S. and international public and private company transactions. He also provides general corporate governance and securities law advice.

Work Highlights

  • SUEZ in its acquisition of GE Water & Process Technologies and sale of a minority stake in Suez Water Resources
  • Brookfield Business Partners on its acquisition of Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions Business
  • Syngenta on its $43 billion acquisition by ChemChina
  • Bats Global Markets on its $3.4 billion acquisition by CBOE Holdings
  • S&P Global on its acquisition of Kensho
  • SS&C on its acquisition of Intralinks
  • MSCI on the sale of Financial Engineering Associates to Allegro
  • Chemtura on its sale to LANXESS
  • Anacor Pharmaceuticals on its $5.2 billion sale to Pfizer
  • Silver Lake on its investment in WPEngine
  • Tailwind Capital Partners in various acquisitions and dispositions, including of Colony Hardware
  • Metalmark Capital Partners in its acquisitions of WorldStrides and Kissner Milling Company Limited
  • ADP on its acquisition of The Marcus Buckingham Company
  • Uniti Group on its acquisitions of Southern Light and Hunt Telecommunications
  • Noble Group on various transactions, including its dispositions of MR Coal and North Americas South Bend Ethanol
  • Penguin Random House on various transactions
  • Emerson in its disposition of InterMetro
  • Smith & Nephew on the sale of its gynecology business to Medtronic
  • RTL Group on various transactions
  • Arden Asset Management in its sale to Aberdeen

Of Note

  • Member, Legal Services NYC Pro Bono Associate Advisory Board

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2014

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Education

  • B.A., Political Science, Amherst College, 2011
    • magna cum laude
    • with Distinction
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2014
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar