Alexander L. Orr is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where his practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Orr advises public and private companies, private equity firms, boards of directors and special committees in a wide variety of complex corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, joint ventures, equity and debt financing transactions and corporate governance matters, including securities law compliance.
Mr. Orr has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers each year since 2017, and in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, for his work in mergers and acquisitions.
Selected representations include the following:
- Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Atlas Corp. in a $10.9 billion take-private transaction
- Motive Capital Corp in its $2 billion merger with Forge Global
- CACI in numerous completed transactions, as well as its contested $7.2 billion bid for CSRA and several other multi-billion dollar bids
- Eaton Corporation in transactions including the $3.3 billion sale of its hydraulics business to Danfoss, the $1.4 billion sale of its lighting business to Signify N.V., its $920 million acquisition of Souriau-Sunbank from TransDigm, and the formation of a $1.2 billion joint venture with Cummins Engines for the production of automated transmissions
- Towers Watson & Co. in its $18 billion merger of equals with Willis Group, which resulted in the formation of Willis Towers Watson
- Marriott International in several transactions, including its contested $13.6 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, its acquisition of the City Express hotel brand, the spin-off of Marriott Vacations Worldwide, its vacation ownership business, and a number of joint ventures
- CoStar Group, Inc. in its acquisitions of Apartments.com, Apartment Finder and several other internet-based real estate service providers
- United Therapeutics in several acquisitions, as well as its conversion to a Delaware public benefit corporation
- Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Hess Midstream Partners in connection with its acquisition of assets, IDR simplification transaction, and conversion to an Up-C corporate structure
- Special Committee of the Board of Directors of TNS, Inc. in its $860 million sale to Siris Capital
- Cortina Partners in numerous acquisitions and dispositions, including the sale of Classic Aviation, an air ambulance service, to Intermountain Health Care
- A prominent private equity firm in its acquisition of a private target for approximately $1.4 billion
- Neustar, Inc. in its acquisitions of MarketShare Partners for $450 million, Targus for $650 million, and various other acquisitions
Mr. Orr received his law degree with high honors from the Emory University School of Law, where he served as an Articles Editor for the Emory Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Orr graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a degree in Economics.
Mr. Orr is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.