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30 April 20242 minute read

DLA Piper M&A Summit

Transacting in Times of Unrest, Uncertainty and an Election

Tuesday, April 30, 2024


DLA Piper will host their inaugural DLA Piper M&A Summit in New York on April 30, 2024. 

The Summit will include panels of all-star dealmakers, investors, and innovators discussing a number of timely, M&A trends and topics, as well as exclusive industry networking opportunities. Our panels of industry leaders will offer observations on the state of the market and share their insights on executing transactions in both certain and uncertain market conditions. 

Our panelists include an esteemed list of dealmakers, investors, and innovators from organizations such as Tilray Brands, Bain Capital, UBS, Cortec Group, Snowpoint Ventures, Spotlight Advisors, Moelis, and Progress Software, among others. 

DLA Piper lawyers will lead discussions tailored to address the business-critical issues the industry currently faces. 

  • Transacting globally amid issues and concerns arising from macropolitical events and the current state of the US markets.
  • Understanding and Mitigating Current Cyber Risk in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • How are Leveraged Buyers Closing Deals in the Current Financing Environment?
  • Activism in the Current Environment
  • Current Trends in Public M&A 
  • Beyond the Rhetoric: What’s Really Happening in Antitrust Merger Review? 

Location 
etc.venues 
360 Madison Ave, 5F 
New York City, NY 10017


For more information 
Please send inquiries to MASummit@us.dlapiper.com.

Agenda

8:00 AM-9:00 AM

9:00 AM-9:20 AM 

Speaker 
Christopher Giordano, Partner; Chair, US Mergers and Acquisitions Group, Chair, New York Corporate Group, DLA Piper 

Summary 
Coming soon.

9:20 AM-10:10 AM 

Speakers 
Irwin Simon, Founder of Hain Celestial Group and Current Chair and CEO of Tilray Brands, Inc.  
Christopher Giordano, Partner; Chair, US Mergers and Acquisitions Group, Chair, New York Corporate Group, DLA Piper   

Summary 
Irwin Simon will address transacting globally amid issues and concerns arising from macropolitical events and the current state of the US markets.  

10:10 AM-11:00 AM 

Moderator  
Andy Serwin, Partner, DLA Piper  

Speakers 
Kelly Harris, Managing Director Global Head of Cyber Legal, UBS  
James Perry, Senior Director, Consulting Services, CrowdStrike Services
Samantha Vaughan, Chief Privacy Officer, Verisk
Carmen Oveissi Field, Principal, Cyber & Strategic Risk, Deloitte


Summary 
Mergers and acquisitions can present your company with significant opportunities, as well as risks. Information can be one of the main values of a transaction, but it can also present risks that can derail a transaction. This presentation will examine the pitfalls and opportunities of an M&A transaction, as well as how to better prepare for and understand the cyber risks inherent in many acquisitions. 

11:00 AM-11:20 AM

11:20 AM-12:15 PM 

Moderator  
James Kelly, Partner, DLA Piper 

Speakers 
Michael Najjar, Managing Partner, Cortec Group 
Alan Rockwell, Partner, DLA Piper  

Summary
Coming soon.

12:15 PM-1:15 PM

1:15 PM-1:35 PM 

Speaker 
Amanda Wait, Partner, DLA Piper 

Summary 
Coming soon. 

1:35 PM-2:20 PM 

Moderator 
Sanjay Shirodkar, Partner, DLA Piper  

Speakers 
Paul Schulman, Senior Managing Partner – M&A and Activism Advisory, Morrow Sodali  
Greg Taxin, Managing Member, Spotlight Advisors 
Craig Wadler, Managing Director, Moelis & Co. 

Summary 
Coming soon. 

2:20 PM-2:40 PM

2:40 PM-3:25 PM 

Moderator  
Jon Venick, Partner, DLA Piper  

Speakers 
Denise Faltischek, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of International, Tilray Brands  
Anton Sahazizian, Managing Director Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Moelis 
Stephanie Wang, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Progress Software 

Summary
Coming soon.

3:25 PM-3:55 PM 

Speakers 
Doug Philippone, Co-Founder & General Partner of Snowpoint Ventures and Head of Global Defense at Palantir Technologies 
Richard Hans, Managing Partner, Verticals, DLA Piper 

Summary
Doug Philippone, Co-Founder & General Partner of Snowpoint Ventures and Head of Global Defense at Palantir Technologies, will address how the current geopolitical state is affecting the public and private markets.

3:55 PM-4:00 PM 

Speaker 
Christopher Giordano, Partner; Chair, US Mergers and Acquisitions Group, Chair, New York Corporate Group, DLA Piper 

Summary 
Coming soon. 

4:00 PM-5:00 PM 

Summary
Coming soon.

Speakers

Irwin Simon
Founder of Hain Celestial Group and Current Chair and CEO
Tilray Brands, Inc. 

                       

Greg Taxin
Managing Member
Spotlight Advisors

Kelly Harris
Managing Director Global Head of Cyber Legal
UBS

 

Craig Wadler
Managing Director
Moelis & Co.

James Perry
Senior Director, Consulting Services, 
CrowdStrike Services

 

Stephanie Wang
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Progress Software

Michael Najjar
Managing Partner
Cortec Group

 

Denise Faltischek
Chief Strategy Officer and Head of International
Tilray Brands

Paul Schulman
Senior Managing Partner – M&A and Activism Advisory
Morrow Sodali

 

Anton Sahazizian
Managing Director Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Moelis

Samantha Vaughan
Chief Privacy Officer
Verisk

 

Doug Philippone
Co-Founder & General Partner of Snowpoint Ventures
and Head of Global Defense at Palantir Technologies

Carmen Oveissi Field
Principal, Cyber & Strategic Risk, Deloitte
   

DLA Piper Speakers

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