Having closed some of the biggest mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals in the firm’s history, Richard B. Aldridge has led Morgan Lewis’s mergers and acquisitions practice for over two decades. He counsels clients in many kinds of complex business law matters, focusing on domestic and cross-border public and private company M&A and joint venture transactions. Richard regularly advises companies in industries such as technology, pharmaceutical, energy, telecommunications, manufacturing, financial services, and electric utilities.
Richard routinely counsels clients in corporate governance, takeover preparedness, and obligations under securities laws, particularly in connection with the acquisitions of privately and publicly held companies, and private and public securities offerings. In addition, he serves as a counselor to privately and publicly held companies on a wide variety of general corporate matters.
Recognized, Corporate Law, Philadelphia, The Best Lawyers in America (2023)
Recognized, Best Law Firms for M&A (Upper Mid-Cap), United States (Leading), Leaders League and Décideurs (2021)
Band 1, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Philadelphia & Surrounds, Chambers USA (2021, 2022)
Ranked, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Philadelphia & Surrounds, Chambers USA (2019, 2020)
Ranked, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, Pennsylvania, Chambers USA (2009–2019)
Recommended, M&A/corporate and commercial – M&A – large deals ($1bn+), The Legal 500 US (2011–2021)
Highly Regarded – State, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2020–2022)
Highly Regarded – State, IFLR1000 United States (2018–2020)
Best of the Bar, Corporate, Philadelphia Business Journal (2018)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member, Board of Directors of the Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Former Chair, Philadelphia Bar Association - Business Law Section, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee