The Morgan Lewis M&A Academy, a 20-part series of tailored webinars led by a diverse team of firm lawyers, provides a comprehensive M&A overview and is ideal for learning about the latest M&A issues and developments. It is geared not only toward M&A professionals but also toward specialists with particular areas of focus (e.g., benefits, intellectual property, tax), whether they deal with M&A issues regularly or occasionally.
Each session, structured in an efficient and convenient format, is self-contained, and participants can pick topics of particular interest or relevance or attend the whole series.
This year we have implemented a highly customized tracks format, enabling each user to create a tailor-made program to address their unique M&A needs. The tracks are as follows:
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CLE credit in CA, IL, NY, PA, TX, and VA is currently pending approval. Credit in CT, FL, and NJ is pending approval (via reciprocity).
Join us as Kevin Shmelzer, Laura McCarthy, Craig Wolfe, and Andrew Gallo discuss the distressed asset sale process and critical legal issues and risks associated with distressed M&A transactions in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Join us as Andrew Budreika, Matthew Schernecke, Jacquelynne Hamilton, and Andrew Rocks discuss potential risks and other diligence considerations of the Payment Protection Program.
Join us as Jayne McGlynn, Joachim Heine, Felipe Alice, and Joanna Christoforou discuss the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’s impact on global M&A and the path forward as various industries continue to weather this pandemic.
Join us as Ariane Baczynski and Spencer Curtis discuss the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on warranty and indemnity insurance. With a heightened desire to renegotiate deal terms amid economic uncertainty, our panel will discuss some key observations on emerging trends in the warranties and indemnities market.
Join us as Barb Shander and Adam Prince discuss the changing landscape of private equity investing over the past year, and where they see the path forward.
Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have become critical to the M&A market in 2020. Our panelists will discuss some of the most important legal issues including additional fund options such as the use of private investments in public equity (PIPEs), obtaining shareholder approval for potential mergers, and preparation for target companies.
Join us as Rebekah Raber and Andrew Milano provide an overview of the various M&A structures and discuss the ins and outs of an acquisition agreement and the factors to consider when deciding which M&A structure is best.
Join us as Russell Franklin and Paris Dupree give a brief overview of the acquisition process and discuss questions to be addressed in determining the best acquisition structure from both a seller’s and a buyer’s perspective.
Join us as Karen Abesamis and Corey Mueller discuss confidentiality agreement considerations, terms often negotiated in confidentiality agreements, and the pros and cons of utilizing letters of intent and matters covered therein.
Join us as Eric Tajcher and Varun Anil Gupte explain the purposes and nuances of common representations and warranties included in a typical acquisition agreement. The panel will also discuss recent trends in the treatment of those representations, including with respect to bring-down standards, materiality scrapes, sandbagging, and which representations are typically treated as fundamental.
Join us as Jeannine Bishop, Kathy Keyser, and Rachel Lewis provide a summary of key real estate considerations in the context of M&A transactions.
Join us as Doneld Shelkey, Ezra Church, Pulina Whitaker, and Kristin Hadgis provide a summary of key privacy and data security considerations in the context of M&A transactions.
Join us as Gina Lauriero, Randy McGeorge, and Erin Randolph-Williams discuss employee benefits and executive compensation issues arising in the context of M&A, including due diligence concerns, treatment of equity awards, “golden parachute payments,” and postclosing integration of employee benefit plans.
Join us as Michael Schlemmer, Patrick Rehfield, and Julia Sturniolo provide a summary of labor and employment law diligence and related deal considerations, including integration practices for employees, benefit plans, and executive contracts.
Join us as Kristen Ferris and Doug Kingston provide a summary of significant market trends in M&A in the fintech sector.
Join us as Janice Davis and Banee Pachuca provide a summary of significant market trends in M&A in the healthcare sector.
Join us as Laura Neumeister Wright, Mike Muller, Katie Ostman, and Melanie Campbell provide a summary of significant market trends in M&A in both the renewable and conventional energy sectors.
Join us as Christina Melendi and Allison Gargano provide a summary of significant market trends in M&A in the retail and ecommerce sectors.
Join us as Eric Hwang and Andy Ray provide a summary of significant market trends in M&A in the technology sector, including structuring and diligence considerations and risk identification, mitigation, and integration planning approaches.
Join us as Tony Chan, Amanda Goceljak, and Sheryl Orr provide a summary of market trends in M&A in the life sciences sector.
Join us as Gitte Blanchet and Katherine Dean provide an overview of the primary considerations involved in the acquisition or sale of a majority or minority stake in an investment management firm.