William A. Curran
  1. Partner

Mr. Curran is a partner in Davis Polk’s Tax Department. He regularly advises public and private clients on federal income tax aspects of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and spinoffs. His practice also focuses on cross-border internal group restructurings for multinational corporate groups.

Work Highlights

  • Baker Hughes on its combination with GE Oil & Gas
  • Aetna on numerous transactions, including its $7.3 billion acquisition of Coventry Health Care and its acquisitions of Bswift, Prodigy Health Group, Payflex Systems and Medicity and its disposition of Missouri Care
  • GE in the strategic realignment of GE Capital
  • Tyson Foods on its acquisition of AdvancePierre Foods
  • Solvay in connection with its acquisition of Cytec, its acquisition of The Chemlogics Group, divestiture of its Eco Services business and the formation of its torrefied biomass joint venture
  • McKesson Corporation in its information and technology services joint venture with Change Healthcare

Of Note

Professional History

  • Partner, Davis Polk since 2017
  • Associate, 2009-2017

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., Economics/Government, Dartmouth College, 1998
  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 2009
    • magna cum laude