Richard C. Morrissey is former managing partner of the London office for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions in a wide range of industries and was formerly the head of the Mergers & Acquisitions group in Europe. He is also a former co-head of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Private Equity practice. Mr. Morrissey is currently Of Counsel in the Washington DC office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.
Mr. Morrissey is consistently recognized as a leading corporate lawyer, most recently for his work as an M&A practitioner in the 2017 edition of Chambers UK, the 2016 editions of Chambers Global and The Legal 500 United Kingdom, the 2015 edition of Chambers Europe, and the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers. He has received recognition on a number of occasions by Euromoney as one of the “world’s leading capital markets lawyers” and was cited in Global Counsel 3000 as a recommended lawyer for both capital markets and M&A. He was co-chair of the Practicing Law Institute’s Annual Conference on Securities Regulation in Europe for five years. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, where he taught private equity.
He is Chairman of Xenomorph Holdings Ltd., a board member of the Stimson Center, and co-chair of the advisory board of Eco-America. He is also on the advisory board of the DC based charity Fair Chance and a board member of Generation Hope.