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The world's largest multinational corporations, top-tier international investment banks, private equity and hedge funds and entrepreneurs all rely on our Corporate Department to resolve their thorniest legal and business challenges. Our lawyers have earned high praise for their innovative approach to complex transactions and are recognized internationally as leaders in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, finance and investment funds.
Corporate partner Scott Barshay and litigation partner Rick Rule have been named American Lawyer “Dealmakers of the Year.” Scott is recognized for his work guiding IBM’s $34 billion purchase of Red Hat Inc., the largest-ever acquisition of a software company. Speaking about advising companies on significant purchases, Scott comments, “Speed is your friend, and time is your enemy.” Rick was recognized for his involvement in securing DOJ clearance for Cigna’s $67 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Company. The deal won regulatory approval in less time than CVS Health’s acquisition of Aetna, which had been announced three months earlier; “that made the client pretty happy,” Rick said.