Press Release

Morgan Lewis Partner Named Among M&A Advisor's Emerging Leaders Under 40

May 19, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, May 19, 2015: Morgan Lewis is pleased to announce that partner Colby Smith has been named one of M&A Advisor's 2015 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders in the award’s Legal Advisors category.

Mr. Smith counsels clients in a variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, and consumer products, in business law matters, with an emphasis on public and private merger and acquisition transactions and securities offerings. He represents buyers and sellers in carve-out transactions, and helps clients understand and resolve the unique issues presented in those transactions. He also focuses on counseling public and private Pennsylvania companies on corporate governance and transactional matters.

The awards program, now in its sixth year, promotes mentorship and professional development amongst the industry’s emerging leaders. Mr. Smith was selected by an independent judging panel from a pool of prominent nominees based on his notable accomplishments in business and service to his community. Earlier this spring his representation of MICROS Systems, Inc. in its $5.3 billion sale to Oracle was ranked the seventh largest M&A transaction of 2014 by the Daily Journal publications. The Legal Intelligencer also named Mr. Smith one of its Lawyers on the Fast Track in 2014.

On June 29, M&A Advisor will host a black tie awards gala in Manhattan to recognize the 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders and celebrate their achievements.