John Reiss

Partner, New York


“John Reiss has a unique ability to find solutions to complex problems, is excellent at thinking on his feet in the heat of battle and shows real leadership to bring parties together.”
Chambers Global


Global Head of White & Case's Mergers & Acquisitions Group, John has more than 30 years of experience representing parties in virtually all manner of M&A transactions in all industries.

The Global Mergers & Acquisitions Group includes more than 600 lawyers worldwide and is consistently ranked in the Top 10 firms, globally and across regions, by Mergermarket and Bloomberg M&A League Tables. The US Nationwide and New York M&A practices have been ranked among the "Elite" law firms by Chambers USA for seven consecutive years, including in 2022.

John's practice focuses on complex, multijurisdictional transactions, some of which have set new market precedents, and many of which have been recognized with national and international awards.

A diverse range of US and international corporates and private equity firms have benefited from John's experience. John's leading contributions in the fields of M&A, Private Equity, and Corporate Governance have also been recognized by many highly respected professional publications, including Chambers, Euromoney and Legal 500. He has also appeared on a number of media outlets, including Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Radio and CNBC.

Bars and Courts
New York
University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Finance and Commerce)
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Finance and Commerce)
Summa Cum Laude


Awards and Recognition

Leading Dealmakers in America, Lawdragon 500, 2024

Leading Individual for M&A, Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America, 2022

Leading Individual for M&A and Private Equity in the US, Euromoney's Banking Finance and Transactional Expert Guide, 2022

Leading Individual for Corporate Governance & M&A, Who's Who Legal, 2022

Leading Individual for M&A (International & Cross-Border), Chambers Global, 2022

Leading Individual for M&A and Private Equity, Chambers USA, 2022