Senior partner in Skadden’s M&A, corporate, securities and governance practices. Represents acquirers, targets, boards/committees and investment banks in full range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, spinoffs, LBOs and JVs. Counsels on other corporate, securities and related matters, including corporate governance, directors’ duties, disclosure and investigations, often in important, high-visibility situations. Broad industry experience. Recent representations: M&A – Merck KGaA; Activision; Chrysler independent directors; Cobham plc; XL Group. Corporate Governance situations (boards/committees) – CEO changes/compensation; financial distress; FCPA investigation; shareholder activism preparation/response. Member of firm’s senior management.
LLB, Harvard University, 1968; AB, Brooklyn College, 1965.