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Elizabeth A. Cooper

Elizabeth A. Cooper

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

New York, NY, USA


Elizabeth A. Cooper is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department and serves as one of the Firm’s Hiring Partners. Elizabeth’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. 

Elizabeth is known for her work on high-profile multibillion dollar transactions. Some of her recent transactions include:

  • Avantor Inc. in its announced $6.4 billion acquisition of VWR Corporation
  • Tyco International plc in its $20 billion merger with Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • KKR and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) in their joint acquisition of USI Insurance Services (USI), a portfolio company of Onex Corporation, in a transaction that values USI at $4.3 billion
  • SunGard in its $9.1 billion sale to Fidelity National Information Services
  • Blackstone in its $8 billion acquisition of BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.
  • KeyCorp in its $4.1 billion acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.

Elizabeth also represented the U.S. Treasury in connection with structuring and documenting its $250 billion program for purchasing equity in U.S. financial institutions under TARP and in connection with its equity investments in Citigroup and Bank of America. 

Elizabeth has been named an “MVP” for M&A in 2015 by Law360, highlighting her involvement in a number of the year’s most complex and prominent transactions. In addition, she was named a 2015 Rising Star by New York Law Journal, as well as the “Up & Coming  Regulatory Lawyer of the Year” at the inaugural Chambers USA Women in Law Awards. She has been recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2011 and described as being “widely tipped to be among the next generation of elite lawyers.”

Elizabeth joined Simpson Thacher following her graduation in 2001 from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar. She received her A.B., cum laude, in 1997 from Harvard University. She is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the Association of the Bar of New York City.

Elizabeth A. Cooper is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Disclosure Matters and Other SEC Considerations in M&A - Mergers & Acquisitions 2017: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 17, 2017
M&A in the Banking Sector - Banking Law Institute 2017, Monday, December 04, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Disclosure Matters and Other SEC Considerations in M&A - Disclosure Matters and Other SEC Considerations in M&A, Tuesday, January 17, 2017
M&A in the Banking Sector - M&A in the Banking Sector, Monday, December 04, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Disclosure Matters and Other SEC Considerations in M&A - Disclosure Matters and Other SEC Considerations in M&A, Tuesday, January 17, 2017
M&A in the Banking Sector - M&A in the Banking Sector, Monday, December 04, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Mergers & Acquisitions 2017: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 26, 2017, New York, NY
Banking Law Institute 2017, Friday, December 08, 2017, New York, NY
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