Webcast: Spinning Out of Control: Potential Pitfalls and Liabilities in Spin-Off Transactions

October 31, 2017

​Spin-off transactions offer opportunities and advantages under the right circumstances, but also come with the risk of post-transaction litigation. Please join a panel of seasoned Gibson Dunn attorneys for a discussion about the current spin-off landscape and best practices for structuring spin-offs to avoid, if possible, or defend against claims for breach of fiduciary duties, fraudulent transfers, and other potential post-transaction claims.

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PANELISTS:

Stephen I. Glover is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. 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.

Robert A. Klyman is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group. Mr. Klyman represents debtors, acquirers, lenders and boards of directors. His experience includes advising debtors in connection with traditional, prepackaged and “pre-negotiated” bankruptcies; representing lenders and other creditors in complex workouts; counseling strategic and financial players who acquire debt or provide financing as a path to take control of companies in bankruptcy; structuring and implementing numerous asset sales through Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code; and litigating complex bankruptcy and commercial matters arising in chapter 11 cases, both at trial and on appeal.

Kristin A. Linsley is a partner in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Ms. Linsley focuses on complex business and appellate litigation across a spectrum of subject areas, including international and transnational law, technology and privacy, and complex financial litigation. She has earned a national reputation for achieving favorable results for her clients in high-profile complex matters, and is noted for the strength of her legal analysis and the depth and breadth of her litigation experience.

Sabina Jacobs Margot is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She is a member of the Business Restructuring and Reorganization and Global Finance Practice Groups. Ms. Jacobs Margot practices in all aspects of corporate reorganization and handles a wide range of bankruptcy and restructuring matters, representing debtors, lenders, equity holders, and strategic buyers in chapter 11 cases, sales and acquisitions, bankruptcy litigation, and financing transactions.

MCLE CREDIT INFORMATION:

This program has been approved for credit in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.50 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the areas of professional practice requirement.  This course is approved for transitional/non-transitional credit only.

Attorneys seeking New York credit must obtain an Affirmation Form prior to watching the archived version of this webcast.  Please contact Jeanine McKeown (National Training Administrator), at 213-229-7140 or jmckeown@gibsondunn.com  to request the MCLE form.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.25 hours.

California attorneys may claim “self-study” credit for viewing the archived version of this webcast.  No certificate of attendance is required for California “self-study” credit.