Webcast: State of the Art: Critical Developments and Trends in M&A (2014)

November 20, 2014

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

  • Latest trends in negotiating indemnification provisions;
  • Developments in letters of intent and other preliminary agreements;
  • Representation and warranty insurance;
  • Delaware statutory changes affecting M&A; 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 a “Rising Star” by Texas Monthly and 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 in 1998 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.

Melissa L. Persons is an associate in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Dallas office. Ms. Persons’ practice focuses on corporate and securities transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and public and private capital markets transactions. Ms. Persons received her law degree in 2009 from the SMU Dedman School of Law, where she was a member of the Dean’s List. While in law school, she served as Articles Editor of the SMU Law Review. She earned her Bachelor of Science in chemistry, with a concentration in biochemistry, from Duke University in 2005.