Morrison & Foerster Adds M&A Partner David Bresnick in London
Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce that David Bresnick will join the firm’s London office as a partner in the Corporate practice. Mr. Bresnick represents technology and telecom companies in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity investments and related matters.
Mr. Bresnick joins the firm from CMS Cameron McKenna’s London office, where he headed the firm’s private equity group and led the firm’s corporate Telecoms, Media and Technology group. His addition, which follows the arrival in London earlier this year of corporate and private equity partner Justin Stock, continues the firm’s strategic expansion of its private equity, M&A and cross-border transactional capabilities in key financial centres.
“The growth and development of our M&A and other transactional practices, particularly in London, is a core element of the firm’s strategic plan. David continues an important expansion of our M&A and private equity capabilities in business and technology centres such as New York, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Silicon Valley,” said Keith Wetmore, Chair of Morrison & Foerster.
Ed Lukins, head of the firm’s London Corporate group, added, “David is a terrific enhancement to our London and global private equity and M&A platform. He brings substantial transactional experience working with technology, financial and life sciences clients and bolsters our ability to handle the largest and most complex cross-border deals.”
“I’ve been impressed by MoFo’s strong global M&A and private equity team and, of course, the firm’s leading position in the technology sector,” said Mr. Bresnick. “The firm’s deep capabilities in IP and tech licensing, tax, employment, litigation and other areas provide a wealth of resources for clients with sophisticated transactional needs. I am excited to join MoFo and look forward to contributing to the continued expansion of the London Corporate group.”
Mr. Bresnick spent his entire career – more than 20 years – as a corporate M&A lawyer with CMS representing large, mid-sized and emerging tech companies. He earned his law degree from the College of Law in Chester and an LLB from Queen Mary and Westfield College in London. He is ranked in Chambers UK for Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment and in Legal 500 for Venture Capital.
Morrison & Foerster’s London office has advised on a wide variety of transactions that have been recognised for their innovative structure, precise execution and commercial success. The London office represents a diverse client base consisting of international and UK corporations, global financial institutions and investment banks, governments, private equity and venture capital firms and technology-based enterprises at various levels of size and maturity. In addition to M&A, private equity and technology transactions matters, the office specialises in capital markets, private placements and litigation for companies and financial institutions.
Morrison & Foerster’s M&A group continues an impressive string of seminal transactions, including representing DaVita Inc. in its announced $4.42 billion acquisition of HealthCare Partners Holdings, Novellus in its $3.3 billion merger with Lam Research, the largest announced stock-for-stock tech deal in 2011, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies in its $5 billion sale to Western Digital, and Intel in a series of key strategic acquisitions such as its $7.7 billion acquisition of McAfee and its $1.4 billion acquisition of the Wireless Solutions Business of Infineon Technologies AG.
M&A Advisor named Morrison & Foerster Law Firm of the Year in 2012 for the second straight year. Chambers USA includes our Corporate/M&A capabilities among its “Elite” rankings. U.S. News-Best Lawyers in its annual Best law Firms report ranks the firm in Tier 1 in both the Corporate and M&A categories and named it the Technology Law Firm of the Year.
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