Webcast: M&A Insight: A.I. Issues, Climate Change Disclosures & Warranty Insurance

March 28, 2024

Join us for a 30-minute briefing covering several M&A practice topics. The program is part of a series of quarterly webcasts designed to provide quick insights into emerging issues and practical advice on how to manage common M&A problems. Steve Glover, a partner in the firm’s Global M&A Practice Group, will act as moderator.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Cassandra Gaedt-Sheckter and Ahmed Baladi will discuss how to address artificial intelligence issues in acquisition agreement representations and covenants;
  • Tom Kim will describe how the SEC’s proposed climate change disclosure rules may impact M&A practice; and
  • Jonathan Whalen will provide an update on developments in the representation and warranty insurance market.

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PANELIST

Stephen I. Glover is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who has served as Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. Mr. Glover has an extensive practice representing public and private companies in complex mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity and debt offerings and corporate governance matters. His clients include large public corporations, emerging growth companies and middle market companies in a wide range of industries. He also advises private equity firms, individual investors and others. Mr. Glover has been ranked in the top tier of corporate transactions attorneys in Washington, D.C. for the past seventeen years (2005 – 2023) by Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers. He has also been selected by Chambers Global for the past five years as a top lawyer for USA Corporate/M&A.

Cassandra Gaedt-Sheckter is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Palo Alto office, where she co-chairs the global Artificial Intelligence (AI) practice, and is a key member of the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation practice, including as the leader of the firm’s State Privacy Law Task Force. With extensive experience advising companies on AI, data privacy, and cybersecurity issues, Cassandra focuses on regulatory compliance counseling and privacy and AI program development, regulatory enforcement matters, and transactional representations. Cassandra advises clients in various industries, from leading tech companies and luxury fashion companies, to shipping giants.

Ahmed Baladi is a partner in the Paris office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and the co-chair of the firm’s Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Group. He specializes in information technology & digital transactions, outsourcing, data privacy and cybersecurity. Ahmed has developed renowned experience in a wide range of technological and digital matters. His practice covers complex technology transactions and outsourcing projects, particularly within the financial institutions sector; strategic digital transformation, such as acquisition or development of innovative solutions (lnternet of Things [IoT], Artificial Intelligence [AI], Fintech, big data and cloud based solutions); data privacy and cybersecurity, including compliance and governance projects in light of the GDPR, cross-border litigation requiring data transfer and Binding Corporate Rules and complex commercial transactions, particularly in the technology, energy, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries.

Thomas J. Kim is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Group. Mr. Kim focuses his practice on a broad range of SEC disclosure and regulatory matters, including capital raising and tender offer transactions and shareholder activist situations, as well as corporate governance, environmental social governance and compliance issues. He also advises clients on SEC enforcement investigations – as well as boards of directors and independent board committees on internal investigations – involving disclosure, registration, corporate governance and auditor independence issues. Mr. Kim has extensive experience handling regulatory matters for companies with the SEC, including obtaining no-action and exemptive relief, interpretive guidance and waivers, and responding to disclosures and financial statement reviews by the Division of Corporation Finance.

Jonathan Whalen is a partner in the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Energy and Infrastructure, and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance practice groups. Mr. Whalen also serves on the Gibson Dunn Hiring Committee. Mr. Whalen’s practice focuses on a wide range of corporate and securities transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and public and private capital markets transactions. Chambers USA named Mr. Whalen an Up and Coming Corporate/M&A attorney in their 2022 publication. In 2018, D CEO magazine and the Association of Corporate Growth named Mr. Whalen a finalist for the 2018 Dallas Dealmaker of the Year.


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