March 3, 2021
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is happy to announce that the partnership has elected Barbara Becker because the agency’s subsequent Chair and Managing Companion, efficient Could 1, 2021. She succeeds Ken Doran, who has served as Chairman and Managing Companion since 2002.
Becker is a company associate in Gibson Dunn’s New York workplace and is widely known as one of many elite mergers and acquisitions attorneys in the US. For over a decade, Becker has served as Co-Chair of the agency’s Mergers and Acquisitions Observe Group, which incorporates 400 attorneys around the globe. She has represented main corporations, similar to Accenture, Kraft Heinz, Merck, Information Corp, PepsiCo and VMware, amongst others, in a few of their most vital company issues.
Along with main the agency’s world M&A follow, Becker has held a variety of agency management positions. Amongst different agency duties, Becker serves as a member of the firmwide Govt Committee, and she or he created and leads the firmwide Variety Committee.
Becker has lengthy been a deeply dedicated advocate for range and inclusion – throughout the agency and past – and would be the first girl to guide Gibson Dunn since its inception in 1890.
“I’m grateful and honored by the belief my companions have positioned in me,” stated Becker. “I’m trying ahead to tackling these new challenges head on. My priorities will likely be persevering with Gibson Dunn’s observe file of success by way of sustaining the expansion of our world platform and safeguarding our tradition of teamwork and collegiality. It’s our tradition that distinguishes us and permits us to work seamlessly and collaboratively throughout workplaces and practices to finest serve our purchasers.”
“As the primary girl to guide the agency, Barbara’s election is a momentous level in our agency’s historical past. She is completely the precise individual to succeed me, and she or he will likely be an exemplary chief of Gibson Dunn,” stated Doran. “Barbara has a deep and abiding dedication to our tradition, which relies on teamwork, collegiality, collaboration and mutual respect. She is extremely regarded and revered by her fellow companions, not solely as a result of she constructed a particularly profitable M&A follow, but additionally due to her unqualified dedication to range and inclusion.”
About Barbara Becker
In her company follow, Becker advises corporations on all important enterprise and authorized points, together with mergers and acquisitions (together with home and cross-border), spin-offs, joint ventures and normal company issues. She additionally advises boards of administrators and particular committees of public corporations. She has intensive expertise within the client/retail, know-how, healthcare and industrial industries.
Becker is extensively thought to be one of many elite M&A attorneys in the US, together with by Chambers USA, Chambers International, The Authorized 500 US, The Deal’s “Ladies in M&A,” The Nationwide Legislation Journal, Law360, and Crain’s New York Enterprise.
Becker serves on the Board of Trustees of the New York College College of Legislation, the place she additionally serves as an adjunct professor. She additionally serves because the Chair of the Mergers, Acquisitions & Company Management Contests Committee of the New York Metropolis Bar.
Becker obtained her regulation diploma from New York College College of Legislation and her undergraduate diploma from Wesleyan College, the place she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She lives in New York Metropolis together with her husband and has 4 youngsters.
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