James Langston

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Liberty Street 1
New York 10006 NY US

James E. Langston is partner of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Jim joined the firm in 2011 and became a partner in 2015. James Langston’s practice focuses on public and private merger and acquisition transactions and hedge fund activism defense.

Jim also provides advice regarding governance matters and the fiduciary duties of officers and directors to companies and their boards.

EXPERIENCE:

Public Company Transactions

  • Bemis Company in its pending $6.8 billion all-stock merger with Amcor.
  • General Mills in its $8 billion acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products.
  • Songa Offshore in its $3.8 billion combination with Transocean.

Hostile M&A Transactions, Shareholder Activism & Conflict Transactions

  • Bemis Company in its pending $6.8 billion all-stock merger with Amcor.
  • General Mills in its $8 billion acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products.
  • Songa Offshore in its $3.8 billion combination with Transocean.

Hostile M&A Transactions, Shareholder Activism & Conflict Transactions

  • Akamai Technologies in its negotiated settlement with Elliott Management.
  • Actavis in its $70 billion white knight acquisition of Allergan.

Private Equity M&A Transactions

  • TPG Capital in numerous transactions, including its:
    • $2.25 billion acquisition of RCN Telecommunications and Grande Communications
    • investment in Creative Artists Agency
    • recapitalization of RentPath, including the sale of a significant equity stake to Providence Equity Partners

Other Corporate Transactions

  • RCN Communications in its $2.3 billion acquisition of Wave Broadband.
  • GT Nexus in its $675 million acquisition by Infor.

Financial Advisor Assignments

  • Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Lazard, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, and Citigroup as financial advisor in numerous transactions.

EDUCATION:

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 2001

BAR ADMISSIONS:

  • New York

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