Bart J. Colli is a partner in the Business and Finance Practice Group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Mr. Colli was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at ARAMARK Corporation, a position he held from February 2000 until May 15, 2009. Prior to this position, Mr. Colli was a partner in the Corporate Department at the law firm of McCarter & English, LLP, New Jersey's oldest and largest law firm. He has extensive experience with all types of financing transactions, including public offerings, private placements and bank financings, and mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations and internal investigations. Mr. Colli has represented a broad range of companies, from privately held enterprises preparing for initial public offerings to large, publicly traded companies, major financial institutions and private equity groups.
Mr. Colli has been a frequent lecturer and author on subjects relating to corporate finance, banking and securities laws. Among other things he has been a panel member at the CLE Program on Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel and the PLI Institute's Corporate Governance, A Master Class 2009 Program. Mr. Colli is a member of the New Jersey, New York and American Bar Associations. He was the Chairman of the New Jersey Bar Association's Business Organizations Committee of the Corporate and Business Law Section, a member of the New Jersey Bar Association Securities Law Committee, the American Bar Association Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law and the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee. He has been a Trustee of the Tri-County Scholarship Fund. Among his other activities, Mr. Colli has served as a judge at the Entrepreneur of The Year Awards Program co-sponsored by Merrill Lynch and Ernst & Young. Mr. Colli also has served as a judge at the North Jersey Venture Fairs and at the New Jersey Family Business of the Year Award. Mr. Colli has also served as an expert witness in litigation on securities law matters. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America and International Who's Who. Mr. Colli also was the recipient of The Burton "Legends in the Law" Award for Legal Achievement for 2009.
Mr. Colli received a B.A. degree from Fordham College in 1968, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1971, graduating cum laude. Mr. Colli is admitted to practice in New Jersey, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania.