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Thomas A Cole

Thomas A Cole
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Biography • Corporate - Corporate Governance, Merger & Acquisition

Thomas A Cole is a partner in Sidley’s Chicago office. For 15 years, ending in April 2013, he served as chair of the firm’s executive committee, the committee that exercises general authority over the affairs of the firm. In April 2014, he stepped down as a member of the executive committee (on which he had served since 1987) and as a member of the firm's management committee (on which he had served since 1988).

Mr Cole focuses his practice on public company mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Mr Cole has been involved in approximately 60 announced public company mergers, spin-offs and takeover defenses. Corporate governance assignments have included advising public company boards and their standing and special committees on a variety of subjects, including shareholder activism and proxy contests. For the five years ended 1998 and beginning again in 2013, he has taught the seminar on corporate governance at The University of Chicago Law School. Mr Cole taught the same seminar at Harvard Law School during the spring semester of 2015. In 2010 and 2013, he was named to “The Directorship 100,” the NACD’s list of “the most influential people in the boardroom community”. In 2015, he was named to the inaugural class of Fellows of the American College of Governance Counsel.

Mr Cole is currently a member of the board of trustees of The University of Chicago. He served as chairman of the boards of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare and Hospital. 

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