Eduardo Gallardo is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, shareholder activism defense and corporate governance matters.
Mr. Gallardo has extensive experience representing public and private acquirers and targets in connection with mergers, acquisitions and takeovers, both negotiated and contested. He has also represented public and private companies in connection with proxy contests, leveraged buyouts, spinoffs, divestitures, restructurings, recapitalizations, joint ventures and other complex corporate transactions. Mr. Gallardo has substantial experience in the technology, financial services, telecommunications, energy, real estate, healthcare and life sciences industries.
Mr. Gallardo also advises corporations, their boards of directors and special board committees in connection with corporate governance and compliance matters, shareholder activism, takeover preparedness and other corporate matters.
Mr. Gallardo was named a "Dealmaker of the Year 2015" by The American Lawyer. The National Law Journal also named him among its 2015 Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust Trailblazers – people "who have moved the needle in mergers and acquisitions and antitrust law." In 2011, Mr. Gallardo was named to Law 360's list of "Rising Stars" under the age of 40.
Mr. Gallardo is a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Law & Economics of the University of Pennsylvania, a contributor of The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, a member of the Advisory Board of Columbia Law School's Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets, and a member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Negotiated Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section. Mr. Gallardo is a general editor of the M&A Practice Guide, published by Lexis/Nexis.
Mr. Gallardo received his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 1999, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in 1996. Mr. Gallardo is admitted to practice in the State of New York.