Lois F. Herzeca is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Ms. Herzeca is a member of the Firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets Practice Groups and is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Fashion, Retail and Consumer Products Practice Group.
Ms. Herzeca advises public and private companies, and investment banks, on significant legal and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, license agreements, and joint ventures. Although she counsels companies in a wide range of industries, she specializes in insurance transactional matters and the fashion, retail and apparel industries.
Ms. Herzeca was named a “Dealmaker of the Year 2012” by The American Lawyer for her representation of Transatlantic Holdings, Inc. in its $3.4 billion business combination transaction with Alleghany Corporation. She was named a “Dealmaker of the Week” by The American Lawyer for her representation of CommScope, Inc. in its sale to The Carlyle Group for $3.9 billion in 2011.
Ms. Herzeca’s fashion and apparel clients have included: Helmut Lang, Proenza Schouler, Brian Atwood, Tabitha Simmons, Rachel Zoe, L’Wren Scott, Maria Cornejo, and Zumba Fitness.
She is ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, and is one of Avenue Magazine’s “Top Women Lawyers” in New York City.
She has written more than 30 articles for legal and financial publications including BNA, Insights, Bloomberg Law Reports: Corporate Governance, New York Law Journal, Director’s Monthly, The Corporate Governance Advisor, The M&A Lawyer, D&O Advisor, Best’s Review, The Business Lawyer, Mergers and Acquisitions in Canada, National Underwriter, and The Deal. She has also spoken at conferences for the Practising Law Institute, MergerMarket, the Strategic Research Institute and The Conference Board. Ms. Herzeca has been quoted extensively in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Law 360, The AmLaw Daily, Investment Dealers Digest, New York Magazine, and The New York Law Journal.
Ms. Herzeca earned her Juris Doctor cum laude from the Boston University School of Law. In 2009, Boston University honored her with an Alumni Pro Bono award recognizing her many community-based and international pro bono initiatives. She is a board member of Women In Need, Volunteers of Legal Service and Women in Law Empowerment Forum.
Representative Recent Speaking Engagements
- Speaker, “Podcast: 2011 M&A Trends,” Mergermarket (March 2011).
- Speaker, “Webcast: Hot M&A Trends in Fashion, Apparel and Consumer Products,” Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher (June 2010).
- Speaker, “Webcast: Global IPO,” Mergermarket (June 2010).
- Panelist, “Forces and Change in Governance and Disclosure,” CT Corporation (April 2010).