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LizabethAnn Eisen

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LizAnn Eisen is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. Her practice focuses on domestic and international corporate finance transactions, corporate governance and reporting matters and restructurings.

Ms. Eisen’s clients have included Amdocs, Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings, Mantis Vision, MIH Limited, Orbotech, Starbucks, Tengelmann, Unilever, Universal Orlando, UTi Worldwide, Weyerhaeuser and Xerox. Her work includes corporate reporting, governance and disclosure advice, securities offerings, liability management transactions and mergers and acquisitions for these clients. In addition, she represents underwriters in IPOs, including for Amplify Snack Brands, Francesca’s Holdings, Global Brass and Copper and Tumi Holdings as well as in follow‑on and secondary offerings, including for Amplify Snack Brands, Cooper‑Standard Holdings, Darling International, Francesca’s Holdings, Global Brass and Copper, Huntsman, Keysight Technologies, Tumi Holdings and Metals USA, and in investment grade and high‑yield debt offerings, including for Allegion, Chrysler, Dell, Keysight Technologies, Entegris, Tesoro, Waterjet, Terex Corp., Clear Channel Communications, Clear Channel Outdoor, Reynolds Group and Xerox. Ms. Eisen’s recent M&A and acquisition financing work includes representing Goldman Sachs in connection with the bridge facility and debt offering for Fortis Inc.’s acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp.; UTi Worldwide in its sale to DSV; and Orbotech in a senior secured syndicated Term Loan B facility to finance its acquisition of SPTS Technologies Group.


Ms. Eisen joined Cravath in 1997 and became a partner in 2005.

Ms. Eisen is a frequent speaker and author on the securities laws. She has chaired the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) annual program on public offerings for many years and has written on debt financing commitments and the SEC rules on completing IPOs as market conditions shift. In addition, in March 2016, Ms. Eisen spoke at a conference on “Compliance in a Global Arena: U.S., EU and Israeli Perspectives” in Tel Aviv, Israel. In June 2014, she spoke on a live webcast entitled “Underwriter’s Counsel: Latest Developments” at a program presented by

Ms. Eisen has been recognized as one of the leading practitioners in securities law by The Legal 500 from 2010 through 2016 and IFLR1000 in 2008, 2009 and from 2013 through 2017. She received Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Award for “Best in Capital Markets” in 2015. Ms. Eisen was also named to Lawdragon magazine’s 500 New Stars, New Worlds, a list of the nation’s top 500 up‑and‑coming talent and innovative seasoned professionals who are “carrying the legal profession to new frontiers.”


Ms. Eisen is one of the six partners who oversee the Firm’s pro bono project with the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and the Children’s Hospital of New York‑Presbyterian through which free legal services are provided to patients and their families. She currently serves on the board of directors of Good Shepherd Services and as Vice President of the Board of The Fresh Air Fund. Ms. Eisen is also a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women, the New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association.


Ms. Eisen received a B.A. magna cum laude in 1994 from Cornell University and a J.D. in 1997 from the University of Pennsylvania.

United States: Finance

Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

The ‘first-class’ group at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is widely lauded as ‘one of the best firms for underwriters’, but the New York-based team is also noted for advising issuers and continues to build on its company-side presence. Finance co-chair William Fogg is an ‘immensely talented lawyer’ and highly sought after by underwriters; he and Johnny Skumpija acted for the sales agents both in Freeport-McMoRan’s $1.5bn at-the-market offering, and in its $540m secondary at-the-market offering. North America capital markets head Andrew Pitts had a banner year and led on a slew of issuer and underwriter-side mandates, including advising Valvoline on its $759m IPO. Up-and-coming partner Scott Bennett also put in a strong performance; he acted with Pitts to advise the underwriters, led by Barclays, on Phillips 66 Partners’ $663m offering. Stephen Burns, LizabethAnn Eisen and William Whelan are also recommended. Kris Heinzelman retired in 2016.

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