Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
SPECIALTY: Legal advice
Co-head of S&C’s Global Private Equity Practice, Rita O’Neill is an accomplished dealmaker whose auction deal savvy and long-term private equity client relationships have made her a leader in her field. Her clientele, a mix of high-profile private equity firms and prominent corporate clients, benefit from O’Neill’s unique blend of experience as a trusted counsel on both strategic and private transactions. She has worked on a number of impressive matters in the private equity space over the last couple of years, including guiding S&C client CPG International, doing business as The AZEK Company LLC, a portfolio company owned by longstanding S&C clients Ares Management LLC and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, through two significant acquisitions during the past year. O’Neill has spent her career as a trailblazer for women lawyers, demonstrating by example how to engage in professional and public service.