Shearman & Sterling LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

New York
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What the team is known for Offers services in domestic and international transactions, including M&A, carve-outs and Reverse Morris Trust transactions. Works with clients from numerous sectors, including those in the energy, communications and technology industries. Advises private corporations, financial institutions and private equity funds.

Strengths Peers report: "The firm has some great lawyers."

"The team anticipate our needs and read between the lines," say sources.

Work highlights Advised Raytheon in its $93 billion merger of equals with United Technologies.

Notable practitioners

The "fantastic"
Clare O'Brien
utilizes her extensive experience in corporate transactions to assist a client base of significant public and private companies. She regularly handles M&A, joint ventures and corporate governance issues.


Creighton Condon
maintains a broad corporate practice with strength in M&A, divestitures and corporate governance issues. One commentator reports: "He solves problems calmly and with precision. He's really impressive."


George Casey
is the firm's global managing partner, and global head of its M&A practice, and works closely with some of its most prolific clients in their transactional work. Clients appreciate that he's "very responsive" and "a brilliant strategist."


John Marzulli
is a "smart and thoughtful" lawyer who offers clients deep experience in cross-border M&A. His expertise extends across the real estate, energy and financial services arenas.