Webcast: State of the Art: Critical Developments and Trends in M&A (2016)

December 13, 2016

​This fast-paced program explores the latest trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A. The presentation addresses pertinent topics including:

  • Attorney/client privilege considerations in M&A due diligence;
  • Representation and warranty insurance;
  • Latest trends in negotiating indemnification provisions;
  • Recent Delaware court decisions affecting M&A;
  • Developments in appraisal right claims; and
  • Issues in purchase price adjustment provisions.

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Robert B. Little is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Dallas office. Consistently recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America®, Mr. Little’s practice focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures, investments in public and private entities, and commercial transactions. He also advises business organizations regarding matters such as securities law disclosure, corporate governance, and fiduciary obligations. In addition, he represents investment funds and their sponsors along with investors in such funds. In 2013, Mr. Little was the youngest corporate M&A lawyer in Texas to receive a ranking by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Texas Lawyer named Mr. Little to its 2013 list of “Legal Leaders on the Rise” recognizing Texas lawyers under age 40 whose accomplishments distinguish them from their peers. In addition, Dallas Business Journal named Mr. Little to its list of Who’s Who in Energy 2013, featuring “the movers and shakers of the energy industry.” Mr. Little received his law degree with highest honors from The University of Texas School of Law, where he was named a Chancellor and a member of Order of the Coif and served as Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review. He is a frequent writer and speaker on corporate law matters.

Gregory T. Davidson is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Palo Alto office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Emerging Technologies Practice Group. He is also a member of each of Gibson Dunn’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, and Private Equity Practice Groups. Mr. Davidson’s corporate practice includes extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, corporate finance and general business law matters. He regularly advises public company clients in connection with SEC filings, public disclosure, corporate governance and other securities laws matters. Mr. Davidson also represents venture capitalists and corporate strategic investors, as well as companies in connection with private placements of equity and debt, and he counsels start-up and emerging growth companies in all aspects of their corporate legal requirements. He is named in Chambers USA: American Leading Lawyers for Business as a Leader for his mergers and acquisitions practice and his venture capital practice. Mr. Davidson earned his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. He received his Bachelor’s degree with distinction in political science and economics from Stanford University.

Jonathan Whalen is a senior associate in the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Groups. 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. He received his law degree summa cum laude in 2009 from the SMU Dedman School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and served as an Articles Editor on the SMU Law Review.