Mr Stephen Dannhauser joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in 1975. He was named as the Firm’s Executive Partner in 1989, becoming Chairman in 2002, a position he held through the end of 2012. Mr. Dannhauser continued in a consulting capacity through 2015 endeavoring to expose his client and community relationships to the Firm.
He played a key role in crafting and executing the business strategies that catapulted Weil into the top tier of international law firms, expanding from its headquarters in New York to comprise offices on three continents, over 1,100 attorneys, and more than 1,400 staff members.
Under Mr. Dannhauser’s watch, the Firm successfully built new practice areas that have become drivers for the Firm’s overall success. Also, Mr. Dannhauser was instrumental in the creation of the Firm’s institutional practice and the development of major client relationships.
Mr. Dannhauser has been an advisor to members of senior management of a number of public and private companies. He has also played a leading corporate counseling and crisis management role in a number of major corporate restructurings including.
Mr. Dannhauser has broad merger and acquisition, capital markets and finance experience, including securities offerings, syndications, and other partnership transactions
Mr. Dannhauser also worked closely with various New York City officials, including the former mayor of New York City and the Police and Fire Commissioners of New York City, to raise funds and coordinate assistance for those adversely impacted by the terrorist attacks of September 11th, particularly the widows and children of New York City police officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty.
Mr. Dannhauser graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A. with honors, 1972), and from Brooklyn Law School (J.D. with honors in 1975), where he was a member and decisions editor of the Brooklyn Law Review (1973-1975).
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