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Bradley C. Faris

Bradley C. Faris

Latham & Watkins LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Bradley Faris is a Chair of the Chicago Corporate Department and Vice Chair of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice.


Bradley Faris' practice includes:

  • Public and private mergers and acquisitions
  • Friendly and unsolicited tender offers
  • Representing private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions transactions
  • Going-private transactions
  • Takeover defense counseling
  • Advising independent directors in conflict of interest transactions
Mr. Faris is a member of The Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association. Mr. Faris regularly speaks and writes on mergers and acquisitions-related topics, including new developments in public company mergers and acquisitions and takeover defense. Recent publications by Mr. Faris include “Special Negotiating Committees: If, When, Who and How—A Guide for the General Counsel.”


Mr. Faris' experience includes representation of:

  • Illinois Tool Works in the US$3.2 billion sale of its industrial packaging segment to The Carlyle Group (May 2014)
  • Koch Industries in its US$7.2 billion acquisition of Molex Incorporated, a designer and manufacturer of electronic components (December 2013)
  • The Pritzker Organization in connection with its US$1 billion acquisition of TMS International, a provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills (August 2013)
  • Georgia-Pacific in its US$1.5 billion acquisition of Buckeye Technologies (August 2013)
  • Koch Industries in its preferred equity financing of the Weiss family’s US$878 million acquisition of American Greetings Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of greeting cards (March 2013)
  • GTCR in its equity financing for Zayo Group's US$2.2 billion acquisition of AboveNet (July 2012)
  • TransUnion in its US$3 billion leveraged buyout by affiliates of Advent International and GS Capital Partners (April 2012)
  • Transcend Services in its US$300 million sale to Nuance Communications (April 2012)
  • GTCR in its US$267 million acquisition by tender offer of Global Traffic Network, a leading provider of custom traffic and news reports to radio and television stations outside the United States (September 2011)


JD, Harvard Law School, 2000
BA, Miami University, 1996

Bar Qualifications

Illinois, New York



Recognition Highlights

Recognized as "a rising star in the market" who "continues to develop his name in M&A work." Chambers USA 2013
Has been honored among The M&A Advisor's 2014 "40 Under 40 - Legal Advisor" awards. The M&A Advisor 2014

Bradley C. Faris is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The Resilient Rights Plan: Recent Poison Pill Developments and Trends (July 2018) - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Friday, September 14, 2018

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