Experience

    • Quarton International in its sale to Cowen.
    • The Carlyle Group in its sale of a majority stake in Getty Images to the Getty family.
    • HCA Healthcare in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Mission Health, a nonprofit North Carolina health system.
    • The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of an outstanding interest in NEP Group from Crestview Partners.
    • Risk Strategies, a Kelso & Company portfolio company, in its acquisition of Oxford Risk Management, an established leader in alternative risk and captive insurance and consulting.
    • Citizens Financial in its acquisition of Franklin American Mortgage.
    • The Carlyle Group in its strategic minority investment in DiscoverOrg, the leading global sales and marketing intelligence platform.
    • Nationstar Mortgage, a leading mortgage servicer and originator, in its $3.8 billion merger with WMIH.
    • American International Group in its $5.56 billion acquisition of Validus Group, a Bermuda-based, NYSE-listed, (re)insurance company.
    • Discovery Communications in its $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive.
    • Temasek in its strategic investment in BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services.
    • The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of MedRisk, a provider of managed physical medicine to the workers’ compensation industry.
    • AmTrust Financial Services in a strategic transaction with Madison Dearborn for a portion of AmTrust’s U.S. fee businesses valued at $1.15 billion.
    • Senior management of Apple Leisure Group in connection with the acquisition of Apple Leisure by private equity funds sponsored by KKR.
    • Citizens Financial in its acquisition of Western Reserve Partners, a merger and acquisition advisory firm.
    • Sawai Pharmaceutical in its $1.5 billion acquisition of the generic pharmaceuticals business of Upsher-Smith Laboratories.
    • Allergan in its $2.47 billion acquisition of ZELTIQ, a medical technology company focused on utilizing its proprietary CoolSculpting controlled-cooling technology platform, the sales leader in the fast-growing body contouring segment of medical aesthetics.
    • Empowerment Ventures and its wholly-owned subsidiary UniRush, a pioneer in the development of reloadable prepaid debit cards, in the sale of UniRush to Green Dot.
    • Alliant Insurance Services, the nation’s largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, in its acquisition of Mesirow Insurance Services.
    • Dover Corporation in its $780 million acquisition of Wayne Fueling Systems from Riverstone Holdings.
    • The Dolan family, the controlling stockholders of Madison Square Garden, in the spin-off of Madison Square Garden’s live sports and entertainment businesses.
    • The Dolan family, controlling stockholders of Cablevision Systems Corporation, in Cablevision’s $17.7 billion sale to Altice.
    • American Securities and P2 Capital Partners in their $855 million acquisition of Blount International.
    • Discovery Communications in its $195 million investment in Lions Gate Entertainment.
    • Stone Point Capital in its significant equity investment in specialty insurance broker Alliant Insurance Services, with KKR retaining a significant equity investment in the business.
    • Standard General in its acquisition of over 1,700 RadioShack stores in alliance with Sprint as part of RadioShack’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
    • Diamond Castle in the acquisition by its portfolio company Beacon Health of ValueOptions, the largest independent behavioral healthcare and wellness company in the U.S.
    • Dealer Tire in its receipt of a significant investment by Lindsay Goldberg and redemption of TA Associates’ ownership interests.
    • One Equity Partners, the principal investment arm of JPMorgan, in its spin-out and related primary and secondary transactional matters.
    • TPG Growth in its investment in Big River Steel.
    • Stone Point Capital in its sale of Genex, a provider of healthcare and disability management services, to Apax Partners.
    • Syniverse, a Carlyle Group portfolio company, in its $290 million acquisition of Aicent.
    • StoneRiver Group in the formation of a joint venture with funds managed by Kelso & Company in which StoneRiver Group’s Progressive Medical was merged with PMSI.
    • Fidelity & Guaranty Life in its $190.6 million initial public offering.
    • New Young Broadcasting in its $2.2 billion merger with Media General to combine the two local broadcast television and digital media companies.
    • FNBNY Bancorp and its sponsor, Modern Capital Partners, in FNBNY’s acquisition of Madison National Bancorp and its subsidiary, Madison National Bank.
    • Gogo in its $187 million initial public offering of common stock.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Getty Images.
    • Senior management of The TCW Group, a diversified asset management company, in the acquisition of The TCW Group by management and private equity funds sponsored by The Carlyle Group.
    • Oriental Trading Company in its sale to Berkshire Hathaway.
    • Access Industries in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group.
    • J.C. Flowers and Crump Group in the sale of the life and property and casualty insurance divisions of Crump to BB&T Corporation.
    • The Dolan family in the tax-free spin-offs of AMC Networks and Madison Square Garden and related businesses from Cablevision Systems Corporation.
    • Domtar in its $315 million acquisition of Attends Healthcare. Debevoise acted as employee benefits counsel.
    • Aspen Marketing Services in its sale to Alliance Data Systems Corporation.
    • Booz Allen Hamilton in its $238 million initial public offering.
    • Altegrity and Providence Equity Partners in their $1.13 billion acquisition of Kroll from Marsh & McLennan.
    • Pernod Ricard in its $575 million sale of the Wild Turkey business to Gruppo Campari.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $2.54 billion acquisition of Booz Allen Hamilton’s U.S. government consulting business.
    • Pernod Ricard in its €5.6 billion acquisition of the Vin & Sprit Group, makers of Absolut vodka, from the Kingdom of Sweden in one of the largest cross-border privatizations of 2008.
    • The Rank Group in its $2.7 billion purchase of Alcoa’s packaging and consumer businesses.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $1.5 billion acquisition of Niagara Holdings and PQ Corporation from J.P. Morgan Partners and PQ Corporation’s follow-on acquisition of the INEOS Silicas business from INEOS Group.
    • EDO Corporation in its $1.7 billion acquisition by ITT Corporation.
    • D. E. Shaw in its $575 million going private acquisition of the James River Group.
    • Liberty Mutual Insurance in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Ohio Casualty Group.
    • Domtar in its $6 billion combination with Weyerhaeuser's fine paper business in a "reverse Morris Trust" transaction; the new Domtar became the largest manufacturer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America.
    • Pernod Ricard in its $2.43 billion sale of Dunkin’ Brands, which includes Baskin Robbins, Dunkin’ Donuts and Togo’s Eatery, to a consortium consisting of Bain Capital, The Carlyle Group and Thomas H. Lee Partners.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $2.1 billion going private acquisition, with the company’s controlling shareholders, of Insight Communications.
    • A private equity investor group in its C$3.5 billion acquisition of CCS Income Trust.
    • UBS AG in its U.S. compensation arrangements.

Education

  • University of California at Hastings, College of the Law, 1984, J.D.
  • Claremont McKenna College, 1980, B.A.

Languages

  • English