Robert Little > Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP > Dallas, United States > Lawyer Profile

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 2100
Dallas, TX 75201
United States

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions


Robert Little focuses on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures, investments in public and private entities, and commercial transactions. Also advises business organizations regarding matters such as securities law disclosure, corporate governance, and fiduciary obligations. Represents investment funds and their sponsors along with investors in such funds, as well as clients in a variety of industries, including energy, retail, technology, transportation, manufacturing, and financial services.


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Former law clerk to Patrick Higginbotham, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. JD, University of Texas, 1998, highest honors, Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, Texas Law Review.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is routinely sought out by a litany of market-leading corporates across the media, consumer goods, energy, and technology sectors. The practice has continued to concentrate its position as an advisor in high-end US and cross-border M&A, including negotiated and contested mergers, spinoffs, restructurings and private equity investments. With the ability to call on its corporate governance and securities regulation experts, the firm is a go-to destination for hostile bids, shareholder activism and other governance issues. Co-leader Robert Little, a specialist in corporate transactions involving both private and public entities, is based in the Dallas office while fellow co-head Saee Muzumdar, a key contact for both strategic companies and private equity clients, sits in New York. Based in the same office, managing partner Barbara Becker is an elite M&A lawyer, and a reference for clients in the retail, healthcare, industrial, and tech industries. Also in New York, Andrew Kaplan has recently advised on several high-value M&A deals, such as VMware’s $61bn acquisition by Broadcom, where he acted alongside Becker and Muzumdar.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: Upper Mid-Market And Premium Deals, £750m+

The ‘highly skilled professionals’ at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher have a diverse client roster that features financial institutions, global private equity funds, UK plcs and US conglomerates. With a comprehensive sector focus across the infrastructure, financial services, technology, healthcare, life sciences, energy and real estate industries, the highly experienced firm-wide corporate bench is led by Robert Little and Saee Muzumdar , who are based in Dallas and New York respectively. In London, Wim De Vlieger offers significant experience in strategic cross-border M&A and capital market transactions, while Federico Fruhbeck focuses on M&A across Europe and Latin America, particularly in the ESG, infrastructure and real assets space. Mark Sperotto has a broad practice covering all aspects of corporate, private equity and investments work, with expertise in the UK and Italian markets and across the retail, leisure, gaming and e-commerce sectors. Dual qualified as a barrister and solicitor, Selina Sagayam is well-versed in corporate matters involving the City Code, joint ventures, and corporate governance. Private equity M&A lawyers Alice Brogi and Amar Madhani are also noted.