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Keith Flaum

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Position

Keith Flaum is a leading M&A lawyer with more than 25 years of experience representing publicly traded and privately held companies in domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions and complex joint ventures, with a particular emphasis on representing information technology and life sciences companies. Keith is also a trusted adviser to boards of directors and special committees in the M&A context.

Career

Keith's recent experience includes more than US$100 billion of M&A activity for some of the world's top technology companies, handling groundbreaking deals throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and elsewhere.

Legal guides consistently recognize Keith as one of the top legal minds in M&A. In 2016, The National Law Journal named him a "Trailblazer" in M&A while the LMG Life Sciences Guide deemed him a "Life Sciences Star." Law360 has recognized him as both a "Technology MVP" and "M&A MVP," and in 2015, the Daily Journal named him one of the top 100 lawyers in California. Chambers USA ranks him in their highest tier, Band 1, for California Corporate/M&A.

Keith has been actively involved for more than 15 years in the M&A Committee of the ABA's Section of Business Law, including as Vice Chair of the Committee, Chair of the Market Trends Subcommittee, Co-Chair of the International M&A Subcommittee, and a member of the Subcommittee on Acquisitions of Public Companies.

Education

J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 1989

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1986


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Within: Leading lawyers

Keith Flaum - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Within: M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Hogan Lovells US LLP's unique national, transatlantic and global platform enables it to offer an especially compelling offering to major corporates. The M&A practice's growing standing across the US has enabled it to advise on a series of headline cross-border transactions. Moreover, it continues to impress in regulated sector deals, most notably in the financial services, life sciences and healthcare, and defense industries. The team is 'very customer driven, practical in its approach, commercially aware and  able to understand the real world issues'. A team led by New York’s Adam Golden and Washington DC partner Joseph Gilligan advised Novartis on its $8.7bn acquisition of AveXis, the US clinical-stage gene therapy biotech company; this was Novartis’s largest US public company acquisition to date. Golden also led the team that advised Celgene on its $9bn acquisition of Juno Therapeutics, the cell-based cancer immunotherapy company. The deals further demonstrate the firm’s leadership in healthcare and life sciences.  It also advised Orbital ATK, the aerospace and defense company, on its $9.2bn sale to Northrop Grumman, the leading global security business. On the West coast, a team led by Silicon Valley partners Richard Climan and Jane Ross advised Walmart on its $16bn acquisition of a majority stake in India-based Flipkar; this was the largest ever completed deal by Walmart and established it as a leader in India's e-commerce market. The firm’s Silicon Valley team is considered to be one of the premier groups of advisers in tech deals with Keith Flaum, another eminent West coast figure, advising Oracle on its acquisition of Aconex in Australia. Baltimore partner Kelly Hardy is 'a standout partner who continues to excel year after year' thanks to her 'responsiveness', 'super high emotional intelligence', 'practical' approach, 'commercial awareness' and 'ability to relate to understand real world issues'. The firm is also a leader in real estate and REIT deals with David Bonser particularly to the fore; a team advised Prologis, on the $1.1bn sale of a high-quality portfolio of buildings and land in Europe and the US to Mapletree, the real estate investment arm of Singaporean sovereign investor Temasek.

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