Wilson Chu is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Dallas office. He focuses his practice on M&A, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions, as well as, related corporate governance, for clients ranging from Fortune 500 serial acquirers to private equity funds to high-growth, high-profile technology companies in the United States and abroad.
As the creator of the American Bar Association’s influential M&A Deal Points Studies, Wilson is widely recognized for his thought leadership that continues to shape M&A practice in the United States and abroad. He was a founding Co-Chair of the ABA’s M&A Market Trends Subcommittee, which publishes the Deal Points Studies.
Wilson is founding co-chair of the University of Texas Mergers & Acquisitions Institute and the founding conference chair of the International Finance Law Review/Inter-Pacific Bar Association’s Asia M&A Forum in Hong Kong.
His leadership also extends to diversity in the legal profession with a number of transformative “Firsts,” including, founder of the NAPABA Partners Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), co-chair of NAPABA’s 20×20 Initiative to reach at least 20 Asian-American General Counsels in the Fortune 500 by 2020, and co-founder of the Texas Minority Counsel Program, one of the largest program of its kind in the US.
Wilson also teaches M&A as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University School of Law. Wilson is a member on the Advisory Boards of www.DealLawyers.com and www.PracticalLaw.com.
Wilson is active with the Committee of 100, including multiple-term service on its Board of Directors, as its pro bono General Counsel, and, from 2006-2010, Chair of its Corporate Board Initiative to increase Asian-American membership in Corporate America’s Boardrooms.