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Patricia Moran

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP

New York, NY, USA

Patricia Moran
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Transactions

Patricia Moran has a wide variety of experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring, corporate finance and general corporate law. Ms. Moran has handled acquisitions, dispositions and mergers of companies, subsidiaries and divisions - public and private - in both strategic transactions and financial sponsor transactions, as well as joint ventures and restructurings. She also advises clients on matters of corporate governance and fiduciary duties. She has been selected as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA.

Ms. Moran advises international clients on cross-border mergers and acquisitions in the United States, including Marubeni Corporation of Japan, Crown Limited of Australia, Golden Telecom of Russia and McCain Foods of Canada.

Representative transactions include the following:

  • a leading Japanese company in a strategic joint venture transaction in the United States;
  • Marubeni Corporation in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Gavilon Group LLC;
  • Covidien plc in the corporate reorganization of its U.S. businesses in connection with the spin-off of its global pharmaceutical and imaging business;
  • EverBank Financial Corp in its $535 million acquisition of Tygris Commercial Finance Group, Inc. and in its $221 million initial public offering of common stock;
  • the special committee of the board of directors of Golden Telecom Inc. in Golden Telecom’s sale to OJSC Vimpel Communications through a $4.3 billion two-step merger transaction;
  • Crown Limited of Australia, and its predecessor, Publishing and Broadcasting Limited, in a number of U.S. gaming investments, including Crown Limited’s agreement for the $1.7 billion acquisition of Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC and its subsequent termination and restructuring of that transaction for a 24 percent equity investment;
  • Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets comprising the U.S. investment banking, equities, leveraged finance and debt capital markets units of CIBC World Markets Inc.; and its earlier purchase of the retail brokerage and asset management businesses of CIBC World Markets;
  • International Paper Company in its $1.5 billion Dutch auction self-tender offer and its $1.4 billion disposition of its coated and supercalendared papers business to affiliates of Apollo Advisors, L.P.;
  • The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Inc. in its evaluation of strategic alternatives and subsequent $1.55 billion sale of its Canadian operations to Metro Inc.;
  • Cendant Corporation in several transactions, including its $2.9 billion acquisition of Galileo International, Inc.; the $1.8 billion sale of its Marketing Services Division to an affiliate of Apollo Advisors, L.P.; the $1.8 billion disposition of its fleet segment; its $935 million acquisition of Avis Group Holdings, Inc.; and its $825 million acquisition of Resort Condominiums International, Inc.; and
  • Saks Holdings Inc. in its $2.1 billion acquisition by Proffitt’s Inc.
Ms. Moran’s restructuring work includes the following:

  • Aurora Foods Inc. in connection with its $930 million restructuring and sale through a Chapter 11 reorganization case to affiliates of JP Morgan Partners, LLC and J.W. Childs, Inc.;
  • Radnor Holdings Corporation in its $220 million restructuring and sale through a Chapter 11 reorganization case to affiliates of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC; and
  • Russell-Stanley Holdings, Inc. in the sale of substantially all of its assets to an affiliate of Mauser-Werke GmbH & Co. KG and One Equity Partners LLC for more than $100 million, as the centerpiece of a successful prepackaged crossborder Chapter 11 reorganization case.
Ms. Moran’s private equity experience includes representing financial sponsors and/or their portfolio companies, including Doughty Hanson, DB Zwirn and Fenway Partners.

As part of her general corporate finance practice, Ms. Moran has advised on public offerings and private placements, particularly in connection with private placements of equity securities and initial public offerings, including initial public offerings for EverBank, priceline.com, Ann Taylor, Borders, OfficeMax, The Sports Authority and Coca-Cola Enterprises.

Ms. Moran chairs Skadden’s New York Office Diversity Committee and is a member of the firm’s Global Diversity Committee.


J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 1984 (Case and Comment Editor, Villanova Law Review)

B.S., University of Scranton, 1981 (magna cum laude; Alpha Sigma Nu, national Jesuit honor society)


Trustee, The Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers (2010-Present)

Former Trustee, University of Scranton (2000-2006); Vice Chairman of the Board (2003-2006)

Bar Admissions


District of Columbia

New York


“SEC Comment Letters - Selected Issues Related to Financial Advisors,” Practical Law The Journal, April 2011

“Recent Developments in Delaware Corporate Law: The ‘Technology Amendments’ to the Delaware General Corporate Law,” Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, July 2000

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