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Casey Cogut L'73

Lecturer in Law

Casey Cogut

Charles "Casey" Cogut is  Senior M&A Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. For many years he has been a leader of STB's M&A and private equity practices. He specializes in domestic, international and cross-border mergers and acquisitions; the representation of special committees of boards of directors; and buyouts and other transactions involving private equity firms. Over the course of his career, Mr. Cogut often has been involved in coordinating teams of professionals in complex multi-jurisdictional acquisitions. In addition, he regularly advises boards of directors with respect to corporate governance matters and fiduciary responsibilities. Mr. Cogut joined Simpson Thacher in 1973 and was a partner at Simpson Thacher from 1980 through 2012. From 1990 through 1993, he served as Senior Resident Partner in the firm's London office.

Mr. Cogut is well recognized as one of the leading corporate lawyers in the United States. He has been named a "senior statesman" in the practice areas of Corporate-Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity/Buyouts in Chambers Guides He has also been named as one of "The Best of the Best" merger and acquisition lawyers, private equity lawyers and corporate governance lawyers in Euromoney's Expert Guides. In addition, he has been recognized by Lawdragon 500 as one of the leading lawyers in America. Mr. Cogut was named as a Deal Maker of the Year by the American Lawyer in both 2008 and 2010 with respect to transactions completed in 2007 and 2009, respectively.

Mr. Cogut received his J.D. in 1973 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School after graduating summa cum laude from Lehigh University in 1969. He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors of the University's Institute for Law and Economics. He has been an adjunct member of the Penn Law School faculty since 2012. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.


  • Corporations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

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