Bruce A. Toth

Bruce Toth is a corporate partner in Winston & Strawn’s Chicago office.

Mr. Toth focuses his practice on securities, financing, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. He represents such clients as Lear Corporation, Booth Creek, Inc., International Automotive Components, Deutsche Bank, Plexus Corporation, Affinia Corporation, Icahn Enterprises, Nuveen Investments, TreeHouse Foods Inc., Stark Investments, and American Capital Strategies.  His recent representative transactions include a $320 million initial public offering, a $2.4 billion credit facility to finance an acquisition, a $750 million acquisition, a $900 million spin-out transaction, and a $700 million debt offering.

Prior to joining Winston & Strawn in 1982, Mr. Toth was a vice president in the corporate finance department of Prescott, Ball & Turbin, an investment banking firm.

Mr. Toth received a joint J.D./M.B.A. from Stanford University in 1980 and was an editor of the Stanford Law Review.  He received a B.S. in Engineering, summa cum laude,from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1976.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Toth has been recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers USA as one of the leading corporate M&A attorneys since 2002. He is also listed in Illinois’ Leading Attorneys, Who’s Who in American Law, The Legal 500, and The Best Lawyers in America.


Mr. Toth is a member of Winston & Strawn’s Corporate Opinion Committee. He is a Trustee of the firm’s Retirement Plan and Defined Benefit Plan and Silas Partners, the firm’s investment partnership.

Speeches and Publications

Mr. Toth is the co-author of The Board of Directors, 63-2nd C.P.S. (BNA).

He has been a guest lecturer of Northwestern Law School and for PLI.