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Senior corporate of counsel. Practice encompasses negotiated and contested transactions for both acquirers and targets. Advises special committees formed to review buyout proposals and corporate restructurings, and boards of directors on corporate governance. Has led the Firm's M&A practice for over 40 years.


Joined in 1958; became partner in 1967. Co-author, Takeover Defense: Mergers & Acquisitions a seminal treatise; co-author, Board Games. Executive Assistant to Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (1961-1964).


LLB, Yale Law School (1958), Editor, Yale Law Journal, Order of the Coif; BA, Yale University (1953).