Richard W. Porter is a corporate partner with a wide-ranging practice representing public companies, private companies and private equity firms, primarily in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and financings. He counsels clients on multi-billion dollar mergers, acquisitions and restructurings in and out of bankruptcy, as well as private equity firms and private companies operating in the middle and distressed markets on growth equity investments, acquisitions, financings, dispositions and restructurings.
Drawing on his eclectic background in government, business and consulting, our clients have found Richard to be a valuable resource and practical counselor, particularly in transactions involving unique challenges, such as joint ventures, regulatory difficulties or restructurings. Richard has been active in the financial services, business services, health care, media and industrial end-markets, but has also represented clients in unique situations, such as the FCC, in the allocation of spectrum rights.
Counselor to Vice President, The White House, 1992-1993
Special Assistant to President and Executive Secretary of the Domestic Policy Council, The White House, 1990-1991
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Policy Review and Analysis, The Treasury Department, 1989-1990
Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard A. Posner, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1986-1987
Middlebury College, B.A., Philosophy & Russian History, 1981
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1986