Morton Pierce has more than 40 years of experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and related deals. He has represented acquirers, targets, investment bankers and investors across a number of industry sectors, including financial services, healthcare, media, entertainment and telecommunications.
Adept at leading clients through the various stages of highly complex transactions, Mort has been involved in numerous high-profile deals, involving some of the world’s best known companies.
These transactions include the acquisition of EMI Music Publishing by Sony, the acquisition of CNET by CBS, the acquisitions of Capital Cities/ABC, Pixar and Marvel by The Walt Disney Company, the acquisition of The MONY Group by AXA Financial, and the Wells Fargo acquisition of First Interstate Bank.
Mort also has experience of numerous cross-border and multi-jurisdictional merger and acquisition transactions. These include the acquisition of GTECH by Lottomatica, the Zimmer Holdings acquisition of Centerpulse AG, the Guinness/GrandMet merger, the Luxottica Group S.p.A. acquisition of The United States Shoe Corporation and the Cable & Wireless acquisition of NYNEX CableComms.
Mort has been active in a number of professional, charitable and academic roles. He is currently a Board Member of the GAR Foundation, a not-for-profit organization. He is a former Board Member of the Legal Aid Society and he also held various committee roles at the American Bar Association.
He is also on the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and the Advisory Board for the Program on Corporate Governancy at Harvard Law School.
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