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Alison S Ressler

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Partner since 1991. Management Committee; Co-head, Global Private Equity Group. Leading authority on M&A, corporate governance and capital markets. Provides advice to U.S. and non-U.S. corporations, private equity investors, boards of directors and financial advisers for a wide range of transactions in regulated and unregulated industries. Named American Lawyer’s “Dealmaker of the Week” multiple times and American Lawyer’s “Dealmaker of the Year” for advising Barclays in the sale of Barclays Global Investors to BlackRock. Named to The Deal’s “Women in M&A: The Powerhouse 20” and recognized by the Financial Times as one of the Ten Most Innovative Lawyers in North America and as a Law360 MVP in M&A and Private Equity. Recent Experience: Certain Creditors in Acosta’s restructuring; Madrone-eBay-StubHub (pending); Ladenburg Thalmann-Advisor Group (pending); Ares-Press Ganey; Global Payments-TSYS (representing the financial advisers); Juniper Networks-Mist Systems; Verily-Silver Lake and Verily-Temasek; Syntel-Atos; Rent-A-Center-Vintage Capital (later terminated); CRC-Development Capital Resources; Kite Pharma-Gilead; Ares-DuPage Medical; SPO Partners/Aggregates USA-Vulcan; Unified Grocers-SUPERVALU; Platinum Equity-Key Energy; ATL Investco-Atlanta Hawks.

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Columbia Law (JD, 1983); Brown (BA, 1980). Co-chair of the Dean’s Council, Columbia Law School. Board Member, LA 2028 Summer Olympics. Vice Chancellor and Trustee, Brown University. Trustee, Harvard-Westlake School.