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Head of global Financial Institutions Practice and previous head of global M&A practice. Representations include Toronto-Dominion Bank’s TD Ameritrade/The Charles Schwab sale ($26 billion); People’s United’s acquisitions of United Financial, Suffolk, Farmington and Belmont ($2 billion total); IBERIABANK/First Horizon merger ($3.9 billion) and TCF/Chemical ($3.3 billion) MOEs; WMH/Nationstar Mortgage merger ($3.8 billion); Fifth Third/MB Financial merger ($4.7 billion); Synovus/FCB Financial acquisition ($2.9 billion); KeyCorp/First Niagara acquisition ($4.1 billion); Petrohawk/BHP sale ($15.1 billion); JPMorgan/Bank One merger ($58 billion) and commodities business sale ($3.5 billion); Mellon/BONY merger ($16.8 billion); Toronto-Dominion in $33 billion of U.S. acquisitions; U.S. Treasury $250 billion TARP; Charles Schwab/optionsXpress acquisition ($1 billion). Practice includes financial institutions IPOs, securities offerings.

Career

Partner, 1989.

Personal

BA, magna cum laude, Duke University (1977); JD, NYU Law School (1981), Law Review editor.