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Practice Areas

Public and private M&A; corporate governance matters. Represented 3M (Scott Safety, Capital Safety); GM (Opel/Vauxhall); Natixis (Peter J. Solomon Company); OneWest Bank (CIT Group); Banner Bank (AmericanWest); Westlake Chemical (Axiall Corporation); Lenovo (IBM x86 server business); Triton (TAL International); International Flavors & Fragrances (Lucas Meyer, Ottens Flavors); Whirlpool (Indesit, Hefei Rongshida, Sanyo Electric); Silver Point Capital (Affinity Gaming); Booz & Co. (PwC); Asahi Kasei (Polypore, Zoll Medical).

Professional Memberships

Member of the New York Bar.


Joined firm, 1983; became Partner, 1992. Hong Kong office, 1993-1998. J.D., NYU (1983); B.A., summa cum laude, Tulane University (1980).