Dentons, the world's leading global law firm, today announced that William Mayfield joins the Firm’s leading Corporate practice as a senior counsel. Resident in the Atlanta office, he expands the Firm's corporate and commercial lending offerings.
Mayfield joins Dentons after 23 years with SunTrust Banks, Inc., recently serving as the Deputy General Counsel in charge of the lending activities of the corporate and investment bank. In this role, he oversaw all syndicated loan activities of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., leasing activities of SunTrust Equipment Finance & Leasing Corp., and all restructuring and workout activities of SunTrust.
"We are excited to welcome a remarkable new colleague to the Firm," said Mike McNamara, US CEO of Dentons. "With more than 20 years of experience on behalf of an important multinational financial institution, Bill will offer practical, strategic guidance to our commercial lending clients born of his years in that role."
"Dentons' global platform is like no other in the profession and I hope to build on what is already an impressive roster of experienced corporate talent in the US," said Mayfield of the move.
Mayfield received his JD from University of North Carolina Law School, his BA from Davidson College and his master's degree in international politics and economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
"Bill's expertise will enhance our US and global financial services practice," explained Michael Cochran, the Chairman of Dentons US corporate practice.
Dentons' Corporate practice offers clients more than 1,500 corporate lawyers in 60-plus countries. With a presence in 16 locations nationwide, Dentons' US Corporate team has closed more than 600 deals in the past five years, spanning a comprehensive range of sectors including private equity, manufacturing, health care, government, financial services, insurance, media, technology and real estate, among others.
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