New York

+1 (212) 474-1024

Market leader

Bar admissions:

New York


New York
United States

Practice areas:

Capital markets
Capital markets : Debt
Capital markets : Equity

Craig F. Arcella is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department and serves as Co‑Head of the Finance Practice. Mr. Arcella represents financial institutions and corporate clients in a wide variety of matters, including investment grade, high‑yield and convertible bond offerings; liability management transactions; initial public offerings and other equity financings; syndicated loan and other leveraged finance transactions; and mergers and acquisitions. He also regularly advises companies with respect to governance, public disclosure and other corporate matters.

Mr. Arcella has been cited as a leading practitioner in securities and corporate law by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 United States, IFLR1000, The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 Latin America and Latin Lawyer 250. He is “undoubtedly a market leader,” demonstrating “a unique balance of sophistication and creativity” (The Legal 500). Mr. Arcella is also cited in U.S. News‑Best Lawyers as “best‑in‑class” in devising “innovative solutions to difficult problems.”

Mr. Arcella received a B.A. from Duke University in 1995 and a J.D. from Columbia University in 1998, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a member of the Law Review. He joined Cravath in 1998 and became a partner in 2007. Mr. Arcella worked in Cravath’s Hong Kong office in 1999, in the Firm’s London office from 2001 to 2003, and is currently based in the Firm’s New York office.

Mr. Arcella may be reached by phone at +1‑212‑474‑1024 or by email at

Mr. Arcella is admitted only in New York.

  • International Bar Association

  • J.D. Columbia Law School, 1998, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • B.A. Duke University, 1995