Leif King

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

Leif King is the head of the corporate/M&A practice in Skadden’s Palo Alto office. He represents clients in connection with a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, activist investor situations, recapitalizations, spin-offs and minority investments.

Mr. King regularly advises public and private companies on corporate, corporate governance and securities law compliance issues. Mr. King’s transactions include the representation of:

  • Cadence Design Systems Inc. in its $170 million acquisition of Jasper Design Automation, Inc.;
  • Con-way Inc. in its acquisition of Transportation Resources, Inc. and the sale of Menlo Worldwide Forwarding, Inc. to United Parcel Service, Inc.;
  • DocuSign, Inc. in its acquisition of the Trusted Documents and Transactions unit of Keynectis S.A.;
  • The special committee of the board of directors of Ellation, Inc. in the acquisition by Otter Media Holdings, LLC of the remaining stake in Ellation it did not already own;
  • EnergySolutions in its $1.1 billion acquisition by a subsidiary of private equity firm Energy Capital Partners II, LLC;
  • funds affiliated with Fortress Investment Group in its investment in the $460 million recapitalization of Opus Bank (formerly Bay Cities National Bank);
  • Hewlett-Packard Company in its acquisition of Voltage Security, Inc. and in its investment in Hortonworks Inc.;
  • McKesson Corporation in its $2.16 billion acquisition of US Oncology and in its acquisition of A.L.I. Technologies Inc.;
  • Safeco Corporation in its $6.2 billion merger with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company;


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1996, (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1992 (Phi Beta Kappa)


  • California
  • District of Columbia


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