Mr O. Keith Hallam III > Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP > NEW YORK, United States > Lawyer Profile

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
United States

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Keith Hallam is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. His practice primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions and activist defense. Mr. Hallam also advises corporations and their directors on general corporate and governance matters. His clients have included AerCap, Aerion, Affiliated Computer Services, AmerisourceBergen, Ashland, ATK, Banco Santander, Biogen, Brightline, Brunswick, Casey’s General Stores, Cincinnati Bell, CommScope, Conduent, Delta Air Lines, DMGT, Florida East Coast Railway, Frontier Communications, Hertz, Hibu Group, IBM, JBS, Martin Marietta, Naspers, NCR, Occidental Petroleum, Olin, Parker Hannifin, Pilgrim’s Pride, Prosus, Roivant Sciences, Unilever, Univision, US Foods, UTi Worldwide and Xerox.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

(Leading lawyers)

Keith HallamCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Elite New York firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP delivers first-rate expertise in M&A, divestitures, joint ventures, PIPE deals, SPAC transactions, spin-offs and strategic investments. Presiding partner Faiza Saeed is an expert in corporate governance, crisis management and takeover defense – she handles a wealth of major transactions, and is particularly formidable within the technology, biotech and media sectors. Robert Townsend has a track record in the telecoms and broadcasting industries, and Mark Greene‘s core strengths encompass M&A, securities matters, cross-border deals, proxy fights and private equity transactions. Richard Hall fronts the EMEA transactional offering, while George Schoen is a go-to for hostile and contested transactions. At the more junior end of the partnership spectrum, Ting Chen, Aaron Gruber and Keith Hallam serve as eminent examples of the team’s bench strength, having already amassed track records in overseeing significant, multibillion-dollar transactions.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions

(Next Generation Partners)

Keith HallamCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

M&A and capital markets are natural sweet spots for Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, but the firm’s technology transactions expertise goes well beyond pure corporate finance. The group’s transactional credentials cover a broad range sectors and emerging technologies including fintech, blockchain, artificial intelligence, open source software and robotics. This includes advice on technology licensing and development agreements and the strategic management of technology assets and related commercialization programs. Much of this is underpinned by partner David Kappos, the firm’s leading IP lawyer who regularly assists corporate and banking clients on IP heavy transactions, such as Amazon’s $8.45 billion acquisition of MGM. Additional support from lawyers in key areas such as antitrust adds further weight to the offering. Corporate partner George Schoen has an extremely strong reputation for M&A and joint ventures across all corners of the technology market. Corporate partner Keith Hallam is also recommended.