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Brian McCarthy is the head of Skadden’s Los Angeles office. His practice concentrates on corporate and securities matters, with particular emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, corporate governance issues and restructurings. He has acted as counsel to companies, special committees and investment banks, including Walt Disney Company in its acquisition of Lucasfilm and Pixar; the principal shareholders of Beats Electronics in its sale to Apple; Esterline Technologies in its $4 billion acquisition by TransDigm Group; and the Board of Directors of Sempra Energy in connection with the Aliso Canyon gas leak. In addition to his mergers and acquisitions practice, Mr. McCarthy provides general corporate counseling to a number of corporations, both public and private.

Professional Memberships

Executive Committee, Business and Corporations Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Association


J.D., Fordham University School of Law; B.A., Tufts University