Co-leader of Mergers & Acquisitions

William R. Kucera

Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Securities, Insurance

Bill "takes client service to levels that few other attorneys attain or could attain. He develops a special rapport with his clients - when combined with his deep experience, perspective and humor, this helps clients practically weigh matters and explore options without getting lost in the weeds or risking making short-sighted decisions."
Legal 500


William Kucera is the co-leader of the firm’s Global M&A practice. He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions. He represents buyers and sellers in connection with stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, public and private mergers, tender and exchange offers, joint ventures, and venture capital and other private equity investments. He represents companies in connection with corporate governance and defensive measures, including shareholder rights plans and related matters. Drawing on his experience as an active M&A practitioner, Bill also leads Mayer Brown’s practice representing underwriters in issuing representation and warranty insurance and other types of transactional insurance in connection with M&A deals and has emerged as a leading expert in this rapidly growing area.


Bill’s experience includes representation of:

  • SCANA Corporation, which owns South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, in its entry into an agreement with Dominion Energy, Inc., one of the largest energy utility companies in the United States, providing for a stock-for-stock merger valued at $14.6 billion including debt.
  • Ocwen Financial Corporation in connection with its purchase of the mortgage loan servicing business of Residential Capital LLC (ResCap) in a Bankruptcy Court sponsored auction.
  • Caterpillar in its $8.6 billion acquisition of Bucyrus International, Inc., a publicly traded mining equipment company.


  • Northwestern University School of Law, JD, cum laude
    Order of the Coif; Note and Comment Editor, Northwestern University Law Review
  • Colgate University, BA, magna cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa


  • イリノイ州弁護士


  • Former member of Board of Directors, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois