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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Daniel I. Fisher

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Partner; Corporate

Position

Dan Fisher, the co-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 funds on:

  • 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

Member

Board of Trustees, Potomac School

Education

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


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Corporate governance

Within: Corporate governance

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP handles a mix of governance work, with many instructions evincing the firm's strong reputation in the energy industry. In Houston, Christine LaFollette advised Landmark Infrastructure Partners' conflicts committee on numerous transactions, while John Goodgame acted for the conflicts committee of Shell Midstream Partners in its purchase of a majority stake in the Amberjack pipeline. Dan Fisher has experience acting for special committees in the wake of corporate scandals. Additionally, Fisher advised the special committee of the board of Neff Corporation on canceling a proposed merger with H&E Equipment Services and merging with United Rentals instead. Jeff Kochian is another key contact.

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M&A: middle-market ($500m-999m)

Within: 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.

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