Daniel I. Fisher > Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10036
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Corporate


Dan Fisher, the leader of Akin Gump’s integrated special situations group, practices at the nexus of M&A, restructuring, securities and finance, and has market-leading experience in the unique issues raised by distressed and special situations.

He routinely advises companies, boards, creditor groups and investment

  • Distressed M&A transactions
  • Special situations transactions, including distressed and bespoke financings, exchange offers and consent solicitations
  • In- and out-of-court restructurings
  • Public and private M&A
  • Corporate governance matters.

He also serves as outside general counsel to several public companies that have emerged from a Chapter 11 restructuring. He is a leading practitioner with respect to the governance, liability management, securities compliance, tax and other issues specific to a post-restructured company.

To learn more about Mr. Fisher, please visit his full profile: https://www.akingump.com/en/lawyers-advisors/daniel-i-fisher.html


Board of Trustees, Potomac School


B.A., Columbia University, 1999; J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 2002

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP‘s corporate team assists high-profile companies and investment funds with complex M&A transactions, including buyouts, distressed transactions, shareholder activist campaigns and company defenses. The client list includes Alliance Data Systems, AT&T, Diamondback Energy and 7-Eleven. Other clients include EagleClaw Midstream Ventures (a portfolio company of Blackstone Energy Partners), for whom the team advised on its agreement to acquire Caprock Midstream Holdings for $950m. It also acted for the conflicts committee of Valero Energy Partners, a master limited partnership, in its merger with Valero Energy Corporation, a Fortune 50 refinery company; and large deal highlights included advising long-time client Kingston Technology, as a member of the consortium that acquired Toshiba Memory Corporation for approximately $18bn. In New York, Jeffrey Kochian leads the firm’s corporate practice and Kerry Berchem is highly rated for net-operating-loss-driven transactions designed to leverage deferred tax assets. Elsewhere, Rick Burdick, who splits his time between Washington DC and London, is the managing partner for the firm’s international offices and the co-head of the firm’s transactional practices; Houston’s John Goodgame advises on high-profile energy M&A; Los Angeles-based Frank Reddick is experienced in M&A, corporate finance and public company representations; Daniel Fisher divides his time between Washington DC and New York and is focused on special situations; and Thomas Yang in Dallas is noted for M&A involving both strategic deals and private equity funds. Robert Shearer joined the energy practice in Houston from Baker & Hostetler LLP, while private equity specialists Adam Weinstein and Tony Feuerstein joined Sidley Austin LLP in New York.