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Eric L. Schiele

Eric L. Schiele

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

New York, NY, USA


Eric Schiele is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department.  His practice primarily encompasses public and private mergers and acquisitions and board advisory work, including hedge fund activism defense.

Mr. Schiele has been repeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer in mergers and acquisitions.  He was recognized for his M&A work by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2015 through 2017 and by IFLR1000 from 2015 through 2017.  Mr. Schiele was named to Lawdragon’s list of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America” in 2016 and 2017.  He has also been recognized by The Legal 500 for his transactional work in the media and entertainment industry in 2017, for his transactional work in the telecoms and broadcast industry in 2014 and 2017, for his transactional work in the technology industry in 2015 and for his skill in the capital markets arena from 2011 through 2013.

Corporate clients that Mr. Schiele has represented include, among others, Time Warner, Heinz, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Yahoo, Honeywell, DreamWorks Animation, Johnson & Johnson, Zale Corporation, Graham Holdings (formerly The Washington Post Company), Cable ONE, Toll Brothers, IBM, Sapient and Xerox.  Mr. Schiele has also represented a number of financial institutions, including J.P. Morgan, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Centerview Partners.

Mr. Schiele also has extensive experience in hedge fund activism defense, including engagements with, among others, Carl Icahn, Trian, Relational, Elliot Management and Greenlight Capital.

Mr. Schiele is a frequent speaker on M&A topics, including co chairing PLI’s Hot Topics in Mergers and Acquisitions conferences in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and chairing its Shareholder Activism conference in 2016.

Mr. Schiele was born in Columbus, Ohio.  He received a B.A. summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1996 and a J.D. with Highest Honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2000, where he was a member of the Chancellors honor society and an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review.  He joined Cravath in 2000 and became a partner in 2008.  Mr. Schiele currently serves as the Firm’s Corporate Hiring Partner.

Eric L. Schiele is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2016
Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2016
Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Overview of the Current M&A Landscape (July 2016) - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2016, Friday, October 14, 2016
Overview of the Current M&A Landscape (July 2017) - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017, Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment The Current State of Hedge Fund Activism - Preparing For Shareholder Activism: What You Need To Be Doing Now 2016, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Current Landscape of the M&A Market - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017, Tuesday, September 26, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Current State of Hedge Fund Activism - The Current State of Hedge Fund Activism, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Current Landscape of the M&A Market - Current Landscape of the M&A Market, Tuesday, September 26, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Current State of Hedge Fund Activism - The Current State of Hedge Fund Activism, Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Current Landscape of the M&A Market - Current Landscape of the M&A Market, Tuesday, September 26, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Preparing For Shareholder Activism: What You Need To Be Doing Now 2016, Friday, December 16, 2016, New York, NY
Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017, Wednesday, September 27, 2017, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Current Landscape of the M&A Market - Current Landscape of the M&A Market, Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Monday, September 17, 2018, Chicago, IL
Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Friday, October 05, 2018, New York, NY
Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Friday, November 16, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Friday, October 05, 2018, New York, NY
Preparing for Shareholder Activism: What You Need to Be Doing Now 2018, Friday, November 16, 2018, New York, NY
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