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

December 10, 2019

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

  • Cautionary tales for M&A dealmaking from high-profile Delaware cases;
  • Latest guidance on preserving pre-closing attorney-client privileged communications;
  • CFIUS updates;
  • Trends and market update for M&A activity by special purpose acquisition companies; and
  • M&A drafting and negotiating hot buttons.

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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.  In 2018, D CEO magazine and the Association of Corporate Growth named Mr. Whalen a finalist for the 2018 Dallas Dealmaker of the Year.

David C. Lee is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s Orange County office. Mr. Lee structures and negotiates domestic and cross-border transactions on behalf of corporations, venture capital firms, and private equity houses. His practice includes mergers & acquisitions, private placements, initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, recapitalizations, take-private transactions, hostile takeover defense, and other complex corporate transactions. Mr. Lee advises venture capital and private equity firms on their strategic investments and acquisitions throughout the investment lifecycle . He also handles equity and debt capital markets offerings on behalf of both issuers and investment banks.

Saee Muzumdar is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Ms. Muzumdar is a corporate transactional lawyer whose practice includes representing both strategic companies and private equity clients (including their portfolio companies) in connection with all aspects of their domestic and cross-border M&A activities and general corporate counseling. She has significant experience with acquisitions and divestitures of public and private entities (including both negotiated transactions and contested takeovers), venture capital investments, proxy contests, tender and exchange offers, recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, spinoffs, carveouts, joint ventures and other complex corporate transactions.

Evan M. D’Amico is a corporate associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where his practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. D’Amico advises companies, private equity firms, boards of directors and special committees in connection with a wide variety of complex corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, asset sales, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs and joint ventures. He also has experience advising issuers, borrowers, underwriters and lenders in connection with financing transactions and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.