Steven A Rosenblum

Steven A Rosenblum
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Who's Who Legal Corporate: Merger & Acquisition

Steven A Rosenblum has been a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz since 1989 and serves as co-chair of the firm’s corporate department. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, takeover defence, corporate governance, shareholder and hedge fund activism, proxy fights, joint ventures and securities law. Mr Rosenblum has been recognised by Chambers Global as one of the world's leading transactional lawyers and by Lawdragon as one of the 500 leading lawyers in America. He was named a 2015 and 2016 “BTI Client Service All-Star” by the BTI Consulting Group for his level of dedication and commitment to exceptional client service.

Mr Rosenblum’s recent significant representations include: Verizon in its pending acquisition of Yahoo’s core businesses; Michael Dell in Mr Dell’s and Silver Lake’s buyout of Dell, Inc (for which Mr Rosenblum was named Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer) and in Dell’s acquisition of EMC; Visa in its acquisition of Visa Europe; Target in the sale of its pharmacy business to CVS; Smucker’s in its acquisition of Big Heart Pet Brands; Energizer in the spinoff of its household products business; Verizon in its acquisition of Vodafone’s 45 per cent interest in Verizon Wireless; tw telecom in its sale to Level 3 Communications; Cracker Barrel in its four consecutive proxy fight victories over Biglari Holdings; PPG Industries in the spinoff and sale of its specialty chemicals business to Georgia Gulf, and in the sale of its joint venture interest in Transitions Optical to Essilor; the board of General Motors in the repurchase of its common stock from the United States Treasury; Ralcorp in its takeover defence and subsequent sale to ConAgra; and Duke Energy in its merger with Progress Energy. 

Mr Rosenblum received his JD from Yale Law School in 1982 and his BA from Harvard College magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1978. Prior to joining the firm, he was a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph L Tauro, United States District Court Judge for the District of Massachusetts.

Mr Rosenblum is a member of the American Law Institute, the ABA committee on corporate laws, and the board of advisers of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law. He writes and participates in panels and programmes on a number of topics, including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder and hedge fund activism, corporate governance, corporate disclosure and proxy reform. He has served as co-chair of the Annual Federal Securities Institute in Miami since 2005.

WWL says: Steven Rosenblum is a dedicated corporate lawyer whose deep and varied skill set makes him a go-to resource for blue-chip clients including Visa, General Motors and Verizon.

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