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Joseph E. Gilligan


Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.B.A., M.B.A., Loyola College; J.D., Georgetown

Mr. Gilligan is a partner in the international law firm of Hogan Lovells and focuses his practice on representing publicly and privately held companies, boards...

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Mr. Gilligan is a partner in the international law firm of Hogan Lovells and focuses his practice on representing publicly and privately held companies, boards of directors, and special committees in all types of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions. He currently serves as a co-chair of the firm’s M&A committee and has been recognized for his M&A practice in both Chambers and the Legal 500. Mr. Gilligan’s practice includes public and private mergers, tender offers, exchange offers, going private transactions, proxy contests, strategic and financial investments, and cross-border acquisitions. He advises acquiring and target companies, and committees of independent directors of target companies, in connection with hostile and unsolicited takeover proposals and anti-takeover defenses. He regularly counsels boards of directors of public companies on corporate governance issues, fiduciary duty matters (both generally and in the M&A context), compliance with the U.S. federal securities laws (including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act), and the requirements of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq corporate governance standards. His practice also involves extensive experience in a broad range of corporate finance and capital raising transactions, including initial public offerings, primary and secondary offerings, Rule 144A private placements, private equity financings and recapitalizations, and debt and preferred stock financings. He has represented major investment banking firms in the underwriting of securities offerings.

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