Ethan Klingsberg and a team of leading M&A, governance and litigation lawyers have joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s New York office.

Klingsberg is widely recognized as a go-to advisor by boards of directors, bankers and management teams for his ability to steer high profile US M&A projects. He will lead U.S. M&A at Freshfields.

Joining Klingsberg are:

  • Meredith Kotler, who represents companies, financial institutions, and management and boards in high-stakes litigation, including securities, M&A, and shareholder disputes. She has argued many significant cases in federal and state courts, including the Delaware Chancery Court. She is recognized for Securities Litigation by Chambers, as a Leading Lawyer for M&A Litigation by Legal 500, and as a National Practice Area Star for Securities Litigation by Benchmark Litigation.
  • Pamela Marcogliese, who provides board room and management advice on activism, shareholder engagement and other strategic issues, including cybersecurity, proxy contests, shareholder proposals and ESG. In 2019, Pamela was one of four lawyers ranked by Legal 500 for Corporate Governance.
  • Paul Tiger, who has worked on contested and negotiated public M&A transactions, private transactions and private equity investments. His client representation includes work on activism, corporate governance and fiduciary duties matters. He has been recognized as a rising star for M&A by Law360, for M&A and activism by Legal 500, and for M&A by the IFLR 1000.
    The team comes from Cleary Gottlieb.

Freshfields has been involved in a series of high profile M&A transactions in the U.S., including representing Starbucks on its $7.15 billion sale of its Consumer Packaged Goods and Foodservice business to Nestlé, and Novartis on the $5.3 billion acquisition of the assets associated with Xiidra.

“The U.S. is at the heart of our business. These exceptional lawyers bring substantial M&A, corporate governance and litigation experience to the firm, further strengthening our capabilities as a strategic advisor to US and global clients. We are thrilled to welcome Ethan, Meredith, Pamela and Paul to the firm and to support further excellent outcomes for our clients,” said Edward Braham, global senior partner, Freshfields.