O’Melveny appoints Scrivano head of global M&A and PE practice

Law firm O’Melveny & Myers LLP has named partner Paul Scrivano as head of global M&A and private equity practice. Scrivano has advised on more than 100 public company M&A transactions.


NEW YORK ─ DECEMBER 28, 2015 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP is pleased to announce that partner Paul Scrivano has been named Global M&A and Private Equity Practice Group Leader.

Scrivano — who divides his time between O’Melveny’s New York, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley offices — has advised on more than 100 public company M&A transactions. For nearly two decades, he has guided clients in a broad range of US and cross-border M&A transactions, including mergers, tender and exchange offers, stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. He is a veteran of numerous proxy contests and other contested matters and regularly counsels corporate boards and committees in transactional and high-profile corporate governance matters and takeover defense strategies. Scrivano’s engagements have included multibillion-dollar deals in industries including technology, health care (pharmaceuticals and biotechnology/life sciences), consumer products, financial services, oil and gas, chemicals (specialty and commodity), and energy and telecommunications, among others. He also advises private equity sponsors and investment banks in M&A transactions.

Scrivano’s numerous honors include selection as “California M&A Lawyer of the Year” in the ACQ Global Awards (2015) and as an “Americas Top 50 Lawyer” in the M&A Atlas Awards (2014). In addition, he was named “California Lawyer of the Year” by California Lawyer magazine (2014); one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in California” by the Daily Journal (2013); and a “Life Sciences MVP” by Law360 (2012). Scrivano has repeatedly been named a “Super Lawyer” for both the New York Metro area and for Northern California in surveys conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. (2012-2015).

“Paul is an incredible lawyer and leader who is dedicated to continuing the expansion of our mergers and acquisitions and private equity platform,” said Warren Lazarow, Chair of the Firm’s Transactions Department.

O’Melveny Chair Bradley J. Butwin added: “Paul’s appointment as head of Global M&A, along with the addition of a number of talented deal lawyers in 2015, will cap what has been a strong year for our top mergers and acquisitions and private equity team — all of which underscores our focus on helping clients around the world achieve their strategic business goals.”

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