Craig Oliver

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 214 855 8139
United States
T:+1 214 855 8139
Craig Oliver

Craig Oliver


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Craig joined the Dallas office in 2008 and is a senior associate in the corporate, M&A, and securities practice group. He has a broad range of experience in representing public and private companies with respect to M&A transactions and with respect to securities offerings and compliance matters. Additionally, he regularly assists institutional investors in investing in private equity and hedge funds as well as private investment funds and their sponsors in their formation and operation. Craig also advises clients on a variety of securities law and disclosure issues, corporate governance matters, and other transactional matters.

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JD, cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2008
BBA, Accountancy, University of Notre Dame, 2005

While in law school, Craig served as Editor-In-Chief of the SMU Law Review Association's Annual Survey of Texas Law.  

  • Texas State Bar
  • One of the largest public pension plans in the United States in connection with its investments in several private equity and hedge fund transactions within the real asset, real property, and commodity markets, among others;
  • An emerging venture-capital fund in connection with its formation, organization, and investments in several portfolio companies within the healthcare and technology industries;
  • A portfolio company of a private equity company in connection with its acquisition of multiple roofing and building materials distributors across the United States;
  • Several publicly traded companies in corporate governance and securities matters, including debt and equity offerings;
  • A privately held fuel-rewards technology and services company in the purchase of the assets and operations of a competing market participant and its corporate governance matters;
  • A regional hospital system in the then second-largest acquisition of an independent physician practice;
  • A publicly traded oil and gas company in its corporate governance and securities matters, including an at-the-market offering of common and preferred stock; and
  • A professional sports franchise in its sale in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. 
  • Co Author, "Large Swaps Trader Reporting Rules Become Effective and CFTC Grants Temporary Relief from Certain Obligations," Fulbright Alert, September 20, 2011
  • Co Author, "CFTC Issues Proposed Rules Defining Swaps and Swap Dealer Capital Requirements, Winds down Rule-Writing Proposal Phase of Derivatives Reform and Reopens Public Comment Period," Fulbright Briefing, April 29, 2011
  • Co Author, "CFTC Approves Proposed Rulemaking Providing for Broad "End-User" Exemption from Mandatory Clearing of Swaps," Fulbright Briefing, December 13, 2010
  • Co Author, "CFTC Approves Proposed Rulemaking Defining Key Terms During Sixth Meeting on Dodd-Frank Implementation," Fulbright Briefing, December 3, 2010
  • Co Author, "CFTC Holds Open Meeting on Fifth Series of Proposed Rules Under the Dodd–Frank Act," Fulbright Briefing, November 23, 2010
  • Co Author, "Update on CFTC’s Fourth Series of Proposed Rules Under Dodd–Frank," Fulbright Briefing, November 23, 2010
  • Co Author, "Fulbright Update on CFTC's 3rd Series of Proposed Rules Under Dodd-Frank," Fulbright Briefing, November 16, 2010
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Volunteer Attorney
  • Notre Dame Alumni Association, Dallas Club