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Kara Mungovan

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Kara L. Mungovan is a partner in Cravath’s Tax Department. Her practice focuses on advising clients on the tax aspects of complex mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and bank financings, both domestically and internationally.

Ms. Mungovan’s clients have included Altra, Anheuser‑Busch InBev, Avon, AXA, Banco Santander, Cigna, Crown Castle, Eurazeo, GKN, Hertz, IBM, JBS, Johnson & Johnson, Lazard, Linde, Martin Marietta, Mylan, Shire, Stanley Black & Decker, Time Warner, Weyerhaeuser, Xerox and Zale.


Ms. Mungovan joined Cravath in 2008 and became a partner in 2017.


Ms. Mungovan is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section.


Ms. Mungovan received an A.B. magna cum laude in 2004 from Harvard College and a J.D. in 2008 from Harvard Law School, where she was a senior editor of the Negotiation Law Review and a member of the Harvard Defenders.

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Kara Mungovan - Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Within: International tax

New York-based Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP advises clients on the full gamut of tax issues associated with international business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, joint ventures and private equity deals. Lauren Angelilli and Stephen Gordon assisted multinational chemical company Ashland with the tax-free separation of its Valvoline business into an independent publicly traded company, while Andrew Needham advised British American Tobacco on its $97bn merger with Reynolds American. Of counsel Michael Schler is also recommended. Christopher Fargo and recently made partner Kara Mungovan are stars of the future.

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Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP’s six-partner tax department in New York provides crucial support in relation to M&A transactions, spin-offs, company formations, security and debt offerings, as well as financial transactions. Recently Lauren Angelilli and Stephen Gordon advised Disney on its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Another highlight for Angelilli and for Christopher Fargo was advising on Cable One’s acquisition of NewWave Communications. Andrew Needham and Leonard Teti were active for key client IBM in several matters, including the acquisition of Verizon Communications’ cloud and managed hosting service. Teti also advised Johnson & Johnson on its $4.32bn acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics. Kara Mungovan made partner in January 2017.

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