John M Reiss

John M Reiss
Office:
1221 Avenue of the Americas
10020-1095
City:
New York
State:
New York
Country:
USA
Tel:
+1 212 819 8247
Fax:
+1 212 354 8113

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Corporate: Merger & Acquisition

John Reiss is the global head of White & Case's mergers and acquisitions group. He has more than 30 years of experience representing parties in virtually all manner of M&A transactions in all industries.

The global mergers and acquisitions group includes more than 500 lawyers across all the firm's offices. In 2016, White & Case was ranked No. 1 by deal value globally, according to Mergermarket and Bloomberg's M&A League Tables. 

John's practice focuses on complex, multijurisdictional transactions, some of which have set new market precedents, and many of which have been recognised with national and international awards. Such major deals include Roark Capital Group and its portfolio company, Arby’s Restaurant Group, in Arby’s US$2.9 billion acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc (NASDAQ: BWLD); Anthem’s US$54.2 billion proposed acquisition of Cigna Corporation; Fortis' US$11.3 billion acquisition of ITC Holdings; Dr Dennis Gillings, the founder of Quintiles, in Quintiles’ merger with IMS Health Holdings for a combined enterprise value of more than US$23 billion; and GlobalWafers in its acquisition of SunEdison Semiconductor Limited.

A diverse range of US and international clients has benefited from John's experience. His clients, from a range of industries, include Anthem, DISH Network Corporation, Fortis, Hess, ICBC, Pilot Flying J, Regal Beloit, SSAB Svenskt Stål AB, Toyota Industries and Ahold NV; as well as a variety of private equity firms such as Cobepa, CVC Capital Partners, Dominus Capital, Harvest Partners, Quad-C Management Inc and Roark Capital.

John received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1984. He also received his MBA and his BS (summa cum laude) from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984 and 1981.

John is recognised in the fields of M&A, private equity and corporate governance by many highly respected professional publications, including Chambers Global (2017), Chambers USA (2016), Euromoney (2017), Lawdragon (2015) and Super Lawyers (2015). John was the recipient of an M&A “Leadership Award” by The M&A Advisor (2016). He has also appeared on a number of media outlets, including Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Radio and CNBC.

WWL says: John Reiss “has decades of experience in the M&A space” according to sources who note, “His passion for his practice and clients is second to none."

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Corporate which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Corporate: Corporate Governance

John Reiss is the global head of White & Case's mergers and acquisitions group. He has more than 30 years of experience representing parties in virtually all manner of M&A transactions in all industries.

The global mergers and acquisitions group includes more than 500 lawyers across all the firm's offices. In 2016, White & Case was ranked No. 1 by deal value globally, according to Mergermarket and Bloomberg's M&A League Tables. 

John's practice focuses on complex, multijurisdictional transactions, some of which have set new market precedents, and many of which have been recognised with national and international awards. Such major deals include Roark Capital Group and its portfolio company, Arby’s Restaurant Group, in Arby’s US$2.9 billion acquisition of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc (NASDAQ: BWLD); Anthem’s US$54.2 billion proposed acquisition of Cigna Corporation; Fortis' US$11.3 billion acquisition of ITC Holdings; Dr Dennis Gillings, the founder of Quintiles, in Quintiles’ merger with IMS Health Holdings for a combined enterprise value of more than US$23 billion; and GlobalWafers in its acquisition of SunEdison Semiconductor Limited.

A diverse range of US and international clients has benefited from John's experience. His clients, from a range of industries, include Anthem, DISH Network Corporation, Fortis, Hess, ICBC, Pilot Flying J, Regal Beloit, SSAB Svenskt Stål AB, Toyota Industries and Ahold NV; as well as a variety of private equity firms such as Cobepa, CVC Capital Partners, Dominus Capital, Harvest Partners, Quad-C Management Inc and Roark Capital.

John received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1984. He also received his MBA and his BS (summa cum laude) from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984 and 1981.

John is recognised in the fields of M&A, private equity and corporate governance by many highly respected professional publications, including Chambers Global (2017), Chambers USA (2016), Euromoney (2017), Lawdragon (2015) and Super Lawyers (2015). John was the recipient of an M&A “Leadership Award” by The M&A Advisor (2016). He has also appeared on a number of media outlets, including Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Radio and CNBC.

WWL says: John Reiss is a top-notch corporate lawyer who “never fails to deliver exceptional work”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Corporate which can be purchased from our Shop.

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