Vincent Pagano Jr. '72Partner, Simpson Thacher & BartlettB.S., Industrial Engineering
Vincent Pagano is the head of the Capital Markets Practice Group at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, which includes the firm’s Public Company Advisory Practice Group and serves on the firm’s Executive Committee. He represents both corporate clients and underwriters in public and private sales of capital securities, including in initial public offerings, acquisition finance, the issuance of high-yield debt securities, and the sale of new financial products.
Vincent Pagano Jr.
Pagano regularly advises corporate clients on disclosure, financing, corporate governance and other general matters and is active in the firm’s Public Company Advisory Practice generally. He also advises corporate clients on merger and acquisition transactions. He is active in a wide variety of industries, including the public utilities and energy, financial services, homebuilding and health care industries. He joined Simpson Thacher in 1981 and has been a partner since 1986.
Pagano regularly represents the leading investment banks and such public corporations as American Electric Power Company, ARAMARK, Bowne & Co., EMCOR Group, Hovnanian Enterprises, L-3 Communications, MasterCard and PPL. He was the lead partner on the initial public offering of MasterCard, the largest IPO of the year in which the company went public, and, in notable M&A transactions, represented KeySpan Energy in its sale to National Grid plc and PPL Corporation in the disposition of its Latin American businesses.
Pagano is recognized among the leading capital markets lawyers in the United States and the world by several publications including The Legal Media Guide to the World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers, Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 US
and Who’s Who in American Law
. Pagano serves on the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society and a number of other community and charitable boards. From 1979 to 1981, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Ward of the Southern District of New York.
Pagano earned his J.D., cum laude
, from Harvard Law School in 1979. He received bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, summa cum laude
, from Lehigh University and has advanced degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and Rutgers University.