Paul Hastings have hired the former co-chair of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Shareholder Activism Defense group in a major move by the firm to ‘accelerate’ its evolution into designation M&A and corporate takeover and defense work
The firm’s announcement is below –
New York — Paul Hastings announced today that Eduardo Gallardo, a preeminent M&A and corporate takeover defense lawyer, has joined the firm as Global Co-Chair of Mergers and Acquisitions, where he will focus on advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, takeover defense, shareholder activism, corporate governance and other corporate matters.
Gallardo most recently served as Co-Chair of Global M&A and Chair of the Shareholder Activism Defense group at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP. Widely recognized as one of the top dealmakers in the country, Gallardo has advised on public and private mergers and acquisitions, takeover and activism defense, and corporate governance matters for some of the world’s largest and highest-profile corporations, asset managers and banks. He represents public and private companies in connection with proxy contests, leveraged buyouts, spinoffs, divestitures, restructurings, recapitalizations, joint ventures, and other complex corporate transactions.
“Eduardo is among the most highly respected, elite dealmakers trusted by the world’s leading global corporations, asset managers and financial institutions to advise them on their most critical and complex transactions,” said Seth Zachary, chair of Paul Hastings. “We view Eduardo’s joining as an important milestone for our global M&A practice and are delighted to welcome him to the firm.”
“Paul Hastings is experiencing tremendous growth and brand momentum, and has attracted some of the strongest and most dynamic talent in the legal market today,” said Gallardo. “I am thrilled to join Paul Hastings at this exciting time and lead the firm’s global M&A and corporate takeover defense practices. Alongside the firm’s many talented colleagues, I am eager to help transform Paul Hastings into a destination M&A and takeover defense advisory platform.”
With the recent additions of prestigious teams across M&A, Finance, Restructuring, Infrastructure and Projects, Capital Markets, Real Estate and Litigation, Paul Hastings is on track to have nearly 400 New York-based lawyers by the end of 2022, making it one of the largest New York offices of AmLaw 100 firms.
Following a record year in 2021, Paul Hastings continues to grow in 2022 across its practice areas. The firm recently added an elite 18-partner financial restructuring group, a premier 14-attorney team specializing in Projects, Project Finance, and Energy Transition and Infrastructure, and top-tier, four-partner team specializing in government investigations, supervisory matters, litigation and regulatory compliance for banks, financial institutions and fintechs.
About Eduardo Gallardo
Gallardo has extensive experience representing public and private buyers and sellers in connection with mergers, acquisitions and takeovers, both negotiated and contested. He has also represented public and private companies in connection with proxy contests, leveraged buyouts, spinoffs, divestitures, restructurings, recapitalizations, joint ventures and other complex corporate transactions. Gallardo has substantial experience in the technology, financial services, telecommunications, energy, real estate, healthcare and life sciences industries.
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