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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10017-3954
United States
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Work Department

Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions


Head of global Financial Institutions Practice and previous head of global M&A practice. Representations include Toronto-Dominion Bank’s First Horizon acquisition ($13.4 billion) and TD Ameritrade/The Charles Schwab sale ($26 billion); U.S. Bancorp/Union Bank acquisition ($8 billion); TCF Financial/Chemical merger ($3.5 billion) and TCF/Huntington merger ($6 billion); ADS/Bread acquisition ($450 million); People’s United’s sale to M&T ($7.4 billion) and multiple regional bank acquisitions ($2 billion total); IBERIABANK/First Horizon merger ($3.9 billion); WMH/Nationstar Mortgage merger ($3.8 billion); Fifth Third/MB Financial merger ($4.7 billion); Synovus/FCB Financial acquisition ($2.9 billion); KeyCorp/First Niagara acquisition ($4.1 billion); Petrohawk/BHP sale ($15.1 billion); JPMorgan/Bank One merger ($58 billion) and commodities business sale ($3.5 billion); Mellon/BONY merger ($16.8 billion); Toronto-Dominion in $33 billion of U.S. acquisitions; U.S. Treasury $250 billion TARP; Schwab/optionsXpress acquisition ($1 billion). Practice includes financial institutions IPOs, securities offerings.


Partner, 1989.


B.A., magna cum laude, Duke University (1977); J.D., NYU Law School (1981), Law Review editor.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Lee MeyersonSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP‘s team of ‘first-rate M&A practitioners‘ has a long-established reputation for expertise across a broad variety of corporate transactions including joint ventures, negotiated and unsolicited mergers and takeovers, minority investments and buyouts. Kathryn King Sudol is also an expert in respect of LBOs, going-private transactions, securities law and strategic investments, serving as practice co-head alongside Eric Swedenburg, who complements his transactional prowess with shareholder activism, corporate governance and general corporate knowhow. Lee Meyerson fronts the firm’s financial institutions practice, handling a plethora of sector-specific deals, while Alan Klein is significantly well-versed in fintech, technology and healthcare-related transactions. Mario Ponce is another integral name to the practice, leveraging three decades worth of experience. Referenced lawyers are based in New York.

United States > Finance > Financial services regulation

(Hall of Fame)

Lee MeyersonSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP continues to be a leading practice in the area of transactions involving financial services companies, handling billion-dollar M&A deals, investments and joint ventures. The practice is engaged by a wide variety of clients in this sector, including banks, business development companies, private equity funds, financial holding companies and asset managers. Lee Meyerson leads the team from New York and has deep experience across both banking and M&A, having previously served as the firm’s global head of M&A. Other key figures in the team include Elizabeth Cooper, who has a particular focus on transactions involving private equity and is increasingly active in the growing area of transactions involving financial services companies and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).