Freshfields Push Further into US M&A Markets

In an attempt to push for growth in the US, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed four new partners as part of a new M&A team in wall Street.

The team of four, jumping over from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, is led by M&A veteran Ethan Klingsberg, who is accompanied by governance and litigation partners Meredith Kotler, Pamela Marcogliese and Paul Tiger. Together, they aim to confront slow-paced momentum in the US M&A markets and gain traction on behalf of Freshfields’ M&A footprint.

Ethan Klingsberg is the go-to man for many boards of directors, bankers and management teams for his experience and competence in leading high-profile US-based M&A projects. Meredith Kotler regularly represents companies, financial institutions, and management and boards in high-stakes litigation, including securities, M&A, and shareholder disputes; Pamela Marcogliese provides board room and management advice on activism, shareholder engagement and other strategic issues, including cybersecurity, proxy contests, shareholder proposals and ESG; while Paul Tiger has historically worked on contested and negotiated public M&A transactions, private transactions and private equity investments.

According to the official news from Freshfields, Edward Braham, Global Senior Partner, said: “The US is at the heart of our business.  These exceptional lawyers bring substantial M&A, corporate governance and litigation experience to the firm, further strengthening our capabilities as a strategic advisor to US and global clients.  We are thrilled to welcome Ethan, Meredith, Pamela and Paul to the firm and to support further excellent outcomes for our clients.”

Ethan Klingsberg continued: “We are excited to be joining Freshfields’ blue chip platform. The service that we and our new colleagues at Freshfields will bring to clients promises to be awesome. We have all enjoyed our time at Cleary. The momentum and strategic focus at Freshfields will enable us to help our clients with unparalleled service for many years to come.”

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