Profile submitted by Robert S Townsend
Robert Townsend, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global M&A Practice, is widely considered one of the nation’s leading M&A advisors. He regularly steers some of the world’s top companies through their most complicated and demanding transactions. His experience includes advising on Dell’s $67 billion acquisition of EMC (counsel to VMware); Broadcom’s $37 billion sale to Avago (counsel to Broadcom co-founder); and SoftBank’s $21 billion acquisition of stake in Sprint Nextel (counsel to SoftBank). Mr. Townsend has particular expertise advising boards and special committees on fiduciary issues in related party transactions.