Jeffrey A. Chapman (79BBA)

Jeffrey A. Chapman Jeffrey A. Chapman

Jeffrey A. Chapman is a partner at Gibson Dunn in Dallas, maintaining an active Mergers & Acquisitions practice representing private equity firms and public and private companies in diverse cross-border and domestic transactions in a broad range of industries. He is consistently regarded as one of the top Mergers & Acquisitions lawyers in the country. Chambers Global reports that Jeff ‘is described by peers as the ‘the crème de la crème’ of the corporate legal world.” Recognized for many years by Chambers USA in its “Band 1” category as one of a handful of the leading corporate lawyers in Texas, Chambers USA singled out Jeff in 2013 as a “Star Individual” and he remains the only corporate lawyer in Texas history ever to be so designated.

In addition to the UI Tippie Advisory Board, Jeff serves as Chairman Emeritus of the President’s Advisory Board of UT Southwestern Medical Center. Jeff was recognized as the Harvard Law School Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker in 2014 and as the recipient of the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award in 2020. Jeff received his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1983, and a degree in economics from the University of Iowa in 1979.  

When asked why he became involved with the UICA Board of Directors, Jeff’s response was, “it is simply because I have loved the University of Iowa my entire life. I have been attending football games at Kinnick Stadium since I was a child, I met my beloved late wife in Iowa City (first date at The Airliner),  I received a wonderful education while an undergraduate economics student, and I believe in the mission of Iowa with all my heart and always will.”

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