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Alison Ressler

 
Partner, Los Angeles - Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
 
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Company Name : Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
 
Company Website : www.sullcrom.com
 
Company Address : 125 Broad St.
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Alison Ressler Profile :
Partner, Los Angeles - Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
 
Alison Ressler Biography :

Alison S. Ressler joined Sullivan & Cromwell in 1984 and became a partner of the Firm in 1991. She is responsible for the Firm s practice in California, is a member of the Firm s management committee, and serves as co-head of the Private Equity Group. A leading authority on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and capital markets, Alison Ressler provides advice to domestic and international corporations, private equity investors, boards of directors, and financial advisors for a wide range of transactions in regulated and unregulated industries. Selected Deals Significant M&A transactions in which she is currently involved or has been involved in recent years include: the acquisition of Hilton Hotels Corporation by The Blackstone Group (as counsel to Hilton) the acquisition of Kaman Music Corporation by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (as counsel to Fender Musical Instruments Corporation) the acquisition of Central Parking by Chrysalis Capital Partners, L.P. and Lubert-Adler, L.P. (as counsel to Chrysalis and Lubert-Adler) the pending acquisition of Clear Channel Communications by a private equity group comprised of Thomas H. Lee Partners and Bain Capital Partners (as counsel to the financial advisor to Clear Channel) the acquisition of Asurion Corporation by an investor group including Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (as counsel to CPPIB) the acquisition of an equity interest in SandRidge Energy by Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund (as counsel to Ares) the acquisition of CNL Retirement Properties by Health Care Property Investors (as counsel to HCP) the acquisition of Radica Games Limited by Mattel Inc. (as counsel to Radica) the acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor by a consortium led by The Blackstone Group (as counsel to the financial advisor to Freescale) the acquisition of the hotel business of Hilton Group plc by Hilton Hotels Corporation (as counsel to Hilton) the acquisition of Chiron Corporation by Novartis AG (as counsel to Chiron) the acquisition of American Medical Instruments by Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (as counsel to Angiotech) the acquisition by Occidental Petroleum Corporation of Vintage Petroleum Corporation (as counsel to Occidental Petroleum) the acquisition of Westcorp by Wachovia (as counsel to the Chairman, CEO and controlling shareholder of Westcorp) the acquisition of Telephony@Work, Inc. by Oracle Systems Corporation (as counsel to Telephony@Work) the acquisition of Savers Inc.(interests held by Berkshire Partners LLC) by Freeman Spogli & Co. (as counsel to the founder) the acquisition of National Bedding (Serta Mattress) by Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund and Ontario Teachers (as counsel to the investor group) the merger of Sprint Corporation and Nextel Communications, Inc. (as counsel to the financial advisors to Sprint) the acquisition by Talecris Holdings, LLC of Bayer AG's worldwide plasma business (as counsel to Cerberus, as lead investor) the acquisition by Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund of Marietta Corporation (as counsel to Ares) the acquisition of CB Bancshares by Central Pacific Financial Corp. (as counsel to Central Pacific) the acquisition of Vans, Inc. by VF Corporation (as counsel to Vans) the acquisition of PayPal, Inc. by eBay, Inc. (as counsel to eBay) the acquisitions of Pathogenesis Corporation and Matrix Pharmaceutical, Inc. by Chiron Corporation (as counsel to Chiron) the acquisition of The Grass Valley Group by Thompson Multimedia (as counsel to Grass Valley) the acquisition of Spieker Properties by Equity Office Properties (as counsel to Spieker) the acquisition of SDL, Inc. by JDS Uniphase Corp (as counsel to SDL) the acquisition by SDL, Inc. of Photonic Integration Resources, Inc. (as counsel to SDL) the acquisition by NTT DoCoMo of a 16% equity interest in AT&T Wireless (as counsel to NTT DoCoMo) Rankings and Recognition Mrs. Ressler has been recognized for her expertise by numerous publications, including being named a leading lawyer: for Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (2007) in Chambers Global: The World s Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers and Partners); Capital Markets (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) and Mergers & Acquisitions (2006, 2007) in Chambers USA: America s Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers and Partners); in Corporate Governance law in the 2006 editions of The International Who s Who of Business Lawyers and The International Who s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers and for Corporate Governance and M&A in Who s Who Legal: California 2007 (Law Business Research); for Private Equity (2005, 2006) in Guide to the World s Leading Private Equity Lawyers (Euromoney); in M&A and Private Equity (2006) in The Lawdragon 500: New Stars, New Worlds, in M&A, Private Equity and Securities (2007) in The Lawdragon 500: Leading Dealmakers in America, and Overall in The Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2007) in both Corporate and M&A work (2006) by PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook (Practical Law Company); for M&A work in Global Counsel Mergers & Acquisitions Handbook (2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005) and PLC Cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions Handbook (2006-2007, 2007-2008) (Practical Law Company); in Mergers & Acquisitions (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), in Securities & Corporate Finance (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) and among the Top 50 Women Lawyers (2008) in Southern California Super Lawyers; among California's Top 100 Leading Lawyers (2006, 2007) in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal; in Corporate, M&A, and Securities Law (2005-2006) in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White); in Corporate Law and M&A Law (2006) in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White); in Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, M&A Law and Securities Law (2007) in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward White); and in Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, M&A, Securities and Overall (2007) in The Los Angeles Area s Best Lawyers. Professional Activities and Community Involvement Columbia Law School member of the Dean's Council Brown University Trustee Harvard-Westlake School Trustee

 
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