Cody has broad experience in domestic, international and cross-border public and private buy- and sell-side M&A transactions, as well as joint ventures and similar long-term commercial arrangements. He has particularly deep experience in the acquisitions of U.S. public companies.

Cody focuses on transactions in the technology sector, including fintech, but he also has expertise in the purchase and sale of commercial credit card portfolios and regularly advises on transactions in the healthcare/pharma and mining and metals sectors, among others.

Before becoming an attorney, Cody was a software engineer for six years in the commercial aviation industry.

Prior to the merger with Allen & Overy, Cody was the partner advisor to Sterling Pride, Shearman’s LGBTQ inclusion network, and a member of Shearman’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. He anticipates provide similar contributions in the combined A&O Shearman.


Representative matters

Intercontinental Exchange in its acquisition of Black Knight, an NYSE-listed provider of software solutions, data and analytics to the U.S. mortgage and real estate markets, and concurrent divestitures of Black Knight’s Empower and Optimal Blue businesses to satisfy U.S. antitrust regulators.

Dell in the sale of its consumer credit portfolio to a bank subsidiary of Bread Financial, and negotiation of a related long-term credit card program agreement.

Presence Product Group, a full-stack product strategy and development firm, in its sale to WorkandCo International.

Greenidge Generation, a vertically integrated power generator and bitcoin miner, in its going-public acquisition of Nasdaq-listed

Published Work

  • Michael Dorf, Cody Wright, Robert J. Cardone, 2022, “USA Chapter for the inaugural issue of Chambers’ Technology M&A Global Practice Guide”, Chambers & Partners USA



New York, 2009


B.A., Computer Science, Yale University, 1999
J.D. magna cum laude, Yeshiva University, 2008
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.