Merger and acquisition experts Richard Climan and Keith Flaum have joined the Silicon Valley office of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP as partners.
They join the global law firm from Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, together with technology lawyer Eric Reifschneider.
Climan, who was formerly firm-wide head of Cooley’s M&A practice and a member of the firm’s management committee, will also be part of Dewey’s executive committee leading the expansion of the firm’s global M&A practice.
Climan focuses on a wide range of industries, including technology and life sciences and has handled significant mergers in the software, semiconductor equipment, biotechnology and medical devices sectors.
Commenting on his new firm, Climan says: “A global footprint is critical to remaining competitive in the M&A marketplace. As US-based companies continue to expand their businesses internationally, Dewey & LeBoeuf provides an exceptional global platform as well as broad multi-sector expertise on which to continue building our practice.”
Flaum who is a highly experienced negotiator and adviser represents both public and private companies in a wide range of industries, including the information technology and life sciences industries. He has particular expertise in handling global acquisitions of publicly traded companies and in cross-border acquisition transactions.
Both lawyers lecture frequently on M&A topics and appear in The International Who’s Who of Mergers & Acquisition Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers.