Michael E. Dillard > Latham & Watkins LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Michael E. Dillard is a partner in the Houston office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. Mr. Dillard's practice encompasses all aspects of corporate and securities law, with special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings for companies in the energy industry.

Mr. Dillard has extensive experience in:

  • Acquisitions and divestitures of both public and private companies
  • Mergers
  • Public and private offerings of equity and debt securities
  • Private equity backed transactions
  • Spin-offs

Position

Corporate Partner, Office Managing Partner

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/michael-dillard

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Shareholder activism

Latham & Watkins LLP regularly acts for company boards in the defense of activist campaigns. Mark Gerstein and Christopher Drewry in Chicago, and Scott Herlihy in Washington DC, advised Owens-Illinois on an activist campaign brought by Atlantic Investment Management. Gerstein and Michael Dillard in Houston advised QEP Resources on an investment in the company by Elliott Management. In Silicon Valley, Tad Freese and Josh Dubofsky acted for e.l.f. Beauty in its relations with Marathon Partners, while Dubofsky, Ruck, Mark Roerder and Alan Mendelson advised Mellanox Technologies on its relationship with Starboard Value. Other clients include Aratana Theraputics and Cars.com, the latter of which the team advised on an investment in Starboard Value by Drewery, Aslani Far and Gerstein. Other key figures include Dennis Craythorn in New York, Peter Handrinos in Boston, and Patrick Pohlen in Silicon Valley, the last of whom advised Calix on a campaign brought by Voce Capital Management.