Paul S. Bird

Partner
New York
Tel: +1 212 909 6435
Overview
Paul Bird is a senior M&A partner and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He was Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Department and ... Read Full Biography

Publications

  • 2021 Private Equity Midyear Review and Outlook
    22 July 2021
    Jonathan Adler
    ,
    Christopher Anthony
    ,
    Katherine Ashton
    ,
    Andrew L. Bab
    ,
    Megan K. Bannigan
    ,
    Sally Bergmann
    ,
    David H. Bernstein
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Ezra Borut
    ,
    Geoffrey P. Burgess
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
    ,
    William Y. Chua
    ,
    Matthew Dickman
    ,
    Christopher Dortschy
    ,
    E. Drew Dutton
    ,
    Jane Engelhardt
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
    ,
    Avi Gesser
    ,
    Jyotin Hamid
    ,
    Morgan J. Hayes
    ,
    Peter J. Irwin
    ,
    Meir D. Katz
    ,
    Rafael Kariyev
    ,
    M. Natasha Labovitz
    ,
    Maurizio Levi-Minzi
    ,
    Andrew M. Levine
    ,
    Sidney P. Levinson
    ,
    Jonathan F. Lewis
    ,
    Marc Ponchione
    ,
    Ryan T. Rafferty
    ,
    Paul D. Rubin
    ,
    Zachary H. Saltzman
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Shannon Rose Selden
    ,
    Scott B. Selinger
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
    ,
    Ramya S. Tiller
    ,
    Richard Ward
    ,
    Alisa A. Waxman
    ,
    Patricia Volhard
    ,
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Jeffrey P. Cunard
    ,
    Andrew J. Gershon
    ,
    Stuart Hammer
    ,
    Jin-Hyuk Jang
    ,
    Kim T. Le
    ,
    Sheena Paul
    ,
    Andrew C. Rearick
    ,
    Tricia Bozyk Sherno
    ,
    Jacob W. Stahl
    ,
    Jennifer Wheater
    ,
    John Young
    ,
    Adam Aukland-Peck
    ,
    Dominic Blaxill
    ,
    Charles Cartiglia
    ,
    Robert T. Dura
    ,
    Paul Eastham
    ,
    Jay E. Evans
    ,
    Norma Angelica Freeland
    ,
    David J. Hotelling
    ,
    Samuel D. Krawiecz
    ,
    Merryl Lawry-White
    ,
    Robert Maddox
    ,
    Sergio Torres
    ,
    Malina Welman
  • Private Equity Report Spring 2021, Vol 21, No 1
    May 2021
    Christopher Anthony
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    E. Raman Bet-Mansour
    ,
    Geoffrey P. Burgess
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
    ,
    Alexander R. Cochran
    ,
    E. Drew Dutton
    ,
    Gregory V. Gooding
    ,
    David Grosgold
    ,
    Morgan J. Hayes
    ,
    Uri Herzberg
    ,
    Eric T. Juergens
    ,
    Robert B. Kaplan
    ,
    Marilyn A. Lion
    ,
    Edwin Northover
    ,
    Marc Ponchione
    ,
    Nicholas F. Potter
    ,
    Julie M. Riewe
    ,
    Samantha J. Rowe
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    James C. Scoville
    ,
    Shannon Rose Selden
    ,
    Scott B. Selinger
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
    ,
    Patricia Volhard
    ,
    Matthew Dickman
    ,
    Jin-Hyuk Jang
    ,
    Andrew G. Jamieson
    ,
    Allison Lee
    ,
    Benjamin Lyon
    ,
    Clare Swirski
    ,
    Norma Angelica Freeland
    ,
    Adrian St. Francis
    ,
    Laurence Hanesworth
    ,
    Spencer K. Gilbert
    ,
    Matthew B. Parelman
    ,
    Brett M. Novick
  • 2020/2021 Private Equity Year End Review and Outlook
    7 January 2021
    Jonathan Adler
    ,
    William D. Regner
    ,
    John W. Rife III
    ,
    Alisa A. Waxman
    ,
    Jennifer R. Cestaro
    ,
    Katherine Ashton
    ,
    E. Drew Dutton
    ,
    Jane Engelhardt
    ,
    Andrew C. Rearick
    ,
    Thomas Smith
    ,
    Ramya S. Tiller
    ,
    Christopher Anthony
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Maurizio Levi-Minzi
    ,
    Geoffrey P. Burgess
    ,
    Dominic Blaxill
    ,
    William Y. Chua
    ,
    Jyotin Hamid
    ,
    Morgan J. Hayes
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
    ,
    Richard Ward
    ,
    Jennifer Wheater
    ,
    Paul Eastham
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
    ,
    Rafael Kariyev
    ,
    Jay E. Evans
    ,
    Samuel D. Krawiecz
    ,
    Andrew L. Bab
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
    ,
    Paul D. Rubin
    ,
    Jacob W. Stahl
    ,
    Kim T. Le
    ,
    Jyotin Hamid
    ,
    Meir D. Katz
    ,
    Jonathan F. Lewis
    ,
    Tricia Bozyk Sherno
    ,
    Ezra Borut
    ,
    Jeffrey P. Cunard
    ,
    Marc Ponchione
    ,
    Kenneth J. Berman
    ,
    Norma Angelica Freeland
    ,
    Patricia Volhard
    ,
    Christopher Dortschy
    ,
    Jin-Hyuk Jang
    ,
    John Young
    ,
    Andrew J. Ceresney
    ,
    Robert B. Kaplan
    ,
    Julie M. Riewe
    ,
    Merryl Lawry-White
    ,
    Sally Bergmann
    ,
    Scott B. Selinger
    ,
    Stuart Hammer
    ,
    Luke Dembosky
    ,
    Avi Gesser
    ,
    Jim Pastore
    ,
    Megan K. Bannigan
    ,
    David H. Bernstein
    ,
    M. Natasha Labovitz
    ,
    Sidney P. Levinson
    ,
    Peter J. Irwin
    ,
    Malina Welman
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
  • The Private Equity Report at 20: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going
    December 2020
    Sally Bergmann
    ,
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Rebecca F. Silberstein
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
  • Private Equity Report Fall 2020, Vol 20, No 3
    December 2020
    Andrew M. Ahern
    ,
    Gavin Anderson
    ,
    Christopher Anthony
    ,
    Katherine Ashton
    ,
    Sally Bergmann
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Ezra Borut
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
    ,
    William Y. Chua
    ,
    Erin Cleary
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
    ,
    Maurizio Levi-Minzi
    ,
    Andrew M. Levine
    ,
    John W. Rife III
    ,
    Rebecca F. Silberstein
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
    ,
    Rafael Kariyev
    ,
    Patricia Volhard
    ,
    Jin-Hyuk Jang
    ,
    Andrew C. Rearick
    ,
    John Young
    ,
    Marisa Demko
    ,
    Jay E. Evans
    ,
    Samuel D. Krawiecz
    ,
    Sergio Torres
    ,
    Shawn Xiao Yang
  • 2020 Private Equity Midyear Review and Outlook
    31 July 2020
    Jonathan Adler
    ,
    Andrew M. Ahern
    ,
    Christopher Anthony
    ,
    Megan K. Bannigan
    ,
    David H. Bernstein
    ,
    Kenneth J. Berman
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Ezra Borut
    ,
    Geoffrey P. Burgess
    ,
    Jennifer R. Cestaro
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
    ,
    William Y. Chua
    ,
    Andrew J. Ceresney
    ,
    Jeffrey P. Cunard
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
    ,
    Morgan J. Hayes
    ,
    Peter J. Irwin
    ,
    Robert B. Kaplan
    ,
    Rafael Kariyev
    ,
    M. Natasha Labovitz
    ,
    Andrew M. Levine
    ,
    Sidney P. Levinson
    ,
    Nicole Levin Mesard
    ,
    Marc Ponchione
    ,
    Julie M. Riewe
    ,
    Edward M. Rishty
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Shannon Rose Selden
    ,
    Scott B. Selinger
    ,
    Steven J. Slutzky
    ,
    Thomas Smith
    ,
    Ramya S. Tiller
    ,
    Patricia Volhard
    ,
    Richard Ward
    ,
    Alisa A. Waxman
    ,
    Michael P. McGuigan
    ,
    Samuel D. Krawiecz
    ,
    Stuart Hammer
    ,
    Dominic Blaxill
    ,
    Christopher Dortschy
    ,
    Paul Eastham
    ,
    Jin-Hyuk Jang
    ,
    Jennifer Wheater
    ,
    John Young
    ,
    Almas Daud
    ,
    Paul Eastham
    ,
    Jay E. Evans
    ,
    Norma Angelica Freeland
    ,
    Samuel D. Krawiecz
    ,
    Merryl Lawry-White
  • The Private Equity Report Spring 2020
    Vol 20, No. 1
    1 May 2020
    Andrew M. Ahern
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Jennifer L. Chu
    ,
    Rafael Kariyev
    ,
    Scott B. Selinger
  • Medium: Debevoise Authors Fourth Edition of Wolters Kluwer’s “Takeovers: A Strategic Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions”
    9 September 2019
    Medium
    Paul S. Bird
  • 2018 Private Equity Review and Outlook
    21 December 2017
    Jonathan Adler
    ,
    Andrew M. Ahern
    ,
    Catherine Amirfar
    ,
    Kenneth J. Berman
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Andrew J. Ceresney
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
    ,
    Robert B. Kaplan
    ,
    Rafael Kariyev
    ,
    Julie M. Riewe
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    Thomas Smith
    ,
    Patricia Volhard
    ,
    Luke P. Eldridge
  • Key Issues In U.S. Going Private Transactions
    1 April 2016
    The M&A Lawyer
    Andrew L. Bab
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
  • Key Issues In U.S. Going Private Transactions
    Winter 2016
    Andrew L. Bab
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
  • Running on a Dual Track
    24 February 2011
    The Daily Deal and The Deal
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Jonathan E. Levitsky
    ,
    Sue Meng
  • Delaware Court of Chancery Upholds Airgas Poison Pill, Ending Takeover Battle
    17 February 2011
    Andrew L. Bab
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Gary W. Kubek
    ,
    William D. Regner
    ,
    Jeffrey J. Rosen
  • The Private Equity Report
    Fall 2010
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Guy Lewin-Smith
    ,
    Edwin Northover
    ,
    E. Drew Dutton
    ,
    Gary W. Kubek
    ,
    Kyra K. Bromley
    ,
    Marcia L. MacHarg
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Jonathan E. Levitsky
    ,
    Sue Meng
    ,
    Geoffrey Kittredge
    ,
    Mark P. Goodman
    ,
    Erica S. Weisgerber
    ,
    Jeffrey J. Rosen
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
  • Delaware Court of Chancery Upholds Airgas Bylaw Shortening Period Between Annual Meetings
    11 October 2010
    William D. Regner
    ,
    Gary W. Kubek
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Andrew L. Bab
  • Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Validity of NOL Rights Plan
    5 October 2010
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Andrew L. Bab
    ,
    William D. Regner
  • Delaware Court of Chancery Articulates New Standard for Going Private Tender Offer: In re CNX Gas Corp.
    28 May 2010
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Gregory V. Gooding
    ,
    Gary W. Kubek
    ,
    William D. Regner
  • Poison Pill Update: Delaware Chancery Court Upholds NOL Rights Plan with 4.99% Trigger
    2 March 2010
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Andrew L. Bab
    ,
    William D. Regner
  • SEC Releases Section 13 Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations
    16 September 2009
    William D. Regner
    ,
    Jeffrey J. Rosen
    ,
    Alan H. Paley
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
  • The Private Equity Report
    Fall 2008
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Michael W. Blair
    ,
    Gregory V. Gooding
    ,
    Paul L. Lee
    ,
    Peter F.G. Schuur
    ,
    Michael Bolotin
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
    ,
    Jonathan F. Lewis
    ,
    E. Drew Dutton
    ,
    Andrew L. Bab
    ,
    Dr. Thomas Schürrle
    ,
    Paul R. Berger
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    William D. Regner
    ,
    Richard F. Hahn
    ,
    Jasmine Ball
  • The Private Equity Report
    Fall 2007
    Lord Goldsmith QC
    ,
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Jonathan E. Levitsky
    ,
    Kevin M. Schmidt
    ,
    John M. Vasily
    ,
    Gary M. Friedman
    ,
    Elizabeth Pagel Serebransky
    ,
    Michael Diz
    ,
    E. Drew Dutton
    ,
    Peter Hockless
  • The Private Equity Report
    Winter 2003
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Michael P. Harrell
    ,
    William D. Regner
    ,
    Gary M. Friedman
    ,
    Gregory V. Gooding
    ,
    Geoffrey Kittredge
    ,
    David F. Hickok
    ,
    Dr. Thomas Schürrle
    ,
    James A. Kiernan III
    ,
    Jonathan E. Levitsky
  • The Private Equity Report
    Spring 2002
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Peter F.G. Schuur
    ,
    David J. Schwartz
    ,
    Geoffrey Kittredge
    ,
    Woodrow W. Campbell, Jr.
    ,
    Stuart Hammer
    ,
    Kenneth J. Berman
    ,
    Michael P. Harrell
    ,
    Maurizio Levi-Minzi
    ,
    Rebecca F. Silberstein
    ,
    Harry Zirlin
  • The Private Equity Report
    Summer 2001
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    David F. Hickok
    ,
    Dr. Thomas Schürrle
    ,
    Gary M. Friedman
    ,
    Woodrow W. Campbell, Jr.
    ,
    Paul S. Bird
    ,
    Wolcott B. Dunham, Jr.
    ,
    Peter A. Furci
    ,
    Andrew N. Berg
    ,
    Margaret Andrews Davenport
  • The Private Equity Report
    Fall 2000
    Franci J. Blassberg
    ,
    James A. Kiernan III
    ,
    Michael P. Harrell
    ,
    Paul S. Bird

Upcoming Events

  • Private Equity Transactions
    29-30 September 2022
    Private Equity Subcommittee of the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee
    Private Equity Transactions Symposium 2022
    London, UK
    Speaker: Paul S. Bird
    Speaking Engagements

Recent Events

  • Getting Deals Done in the Current Antitrust Environment
    13 September 2021
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • General Counsel Panel
    8 October 2020
    International Bar Association
    IBA Private Equity Transactions Virtual Symposium
    Webinar
    Speaker: Paul S. Bird
    Speaking Engagements
  • New Tests for Private Equity
    4 December 2019
    Sahar Global Summits
    The 3rd Annual Private Equity and Secondaries Investor Summit
    New York, New York
    Speaker: Paul S. Bird
    Speaking Engagements
  • Private Equity Finance
    21 November 2019
    International Bar Association
    IBA Private Equity Transactions Symposium
    London, UK
    Speaker: Paul S. Bird
    Speaking Engagements
  • Partner Paul Bird moderated the “Private Equity Today” panel at IBA’s 18th Annual International Mergers & Acquisitions Conference
    5 June 2019
    International Bar Association

    18th Annual International Mergers & Acquisitions Conference


    New York, New York
    Speaker: Paul S. Bird
    Speaking Engagements
  • Private Equity Today
    5 June 2018
    International Bar Association
    17th Annual International Mergers & Acquisitions Conference
    New York, New York
    Speaker: Paul S. Bird
    Speaking Engagements
  • State of the Market: The Challenges of Midmarket Transactions
    16 November 2017
    International Bar Association -- Private Equity Subcommittee of the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee
    IBA Private Equity Transactions Symposium 2017
    London, UK
    Speaker: Paul S. Bird
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Current M&A Issues
    7-8 June 2016
    International Bar Association
    15th Annual International Mergers & Acquisitions Conference
    New York, New York
    Speaker: Paul S. Bird
    Speaking Engagements
  • Deal Structuring and Execution
    12 November 2015
    International Bar Association
    IBA PE Symposium
    London, UK
    Speaker: Paul S. Bird
    Speaking Engagements