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Faiza J. Saeed

Faiza J. Saeed

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

New York, NY, USA


Faiza J. Saeed is Cravath’s Presiding Partner.  She advises public companies, boards of directors and special committees in connection with M&A, corporate governance and crisis management, including consensual and hostile transactions, leveraged buyouts, strategic investments, takeover defense, proxy contests and hedge fund activism. 

Ms. Saeed was designated a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (Davos) in 2006.  In 2007, The New York Times named her one of “Wall Street’s 100 Masters of the New Universe”.  She has been recognized as a “Dealmaker of the Year” three times by The American Lawyer magazine, in 2000, 2005 and 2011, and also named to its list of “45 Under 45” in 2003.  She is a recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession Award from Chambers and Partners (2010).  In 2017, Crain’s New York Business named her one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” and The Hollywood Reporter named her one of the “Top 100 Power Lawyers” in Hollywood.

Ms. Saeed has extensive deal experience across many industry sectors.  Notable recent matters include advising:

Time Warner in numerous matters, including its pending $109 billion acquisition by AT&T, its investment in Hulu, the unsolicited proposal from 21st Century Fox (which was withdrawn), its defense against Carl Icahn, its divestiture of Time Warner Telecom and its merger with AOL; Precision Castparts in its $37 billion acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway; The Strategic Review Committee of the Yahoo board in the $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s operating business by Verizon; InterMune in its $8.9 billion acquisition by Roche; and DreamWorks Animation in its $4.1 billion acquisition by Comcast, its acquisition of Classic Media, the formation of Oriental DreamWorks with China Media Capital and Shanghai Media, and its spin-off IPO from DreamWorks.

Ms. Saeed received a B.A. in Economics and Molecular Biology with Highest Distinction from the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1991.  She joined Cravath in 1991 and was elected a partner in 1998.

Faiza J. Saeed is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment M&A Roundup: Today’s Deal Landscape - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio M&A Roundup: Today’s Deal Landscape - M&A Roundup: Today’s Deal Landscape, Monday, November 13, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts M&A Roundup: Today’s Deal Landscape - M&A Roundup: Today’s Deal Landscape, Monday, November 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg M&A Roundup: Today’s Deal Landscape - M&A Roundup: Today’s Deal Landscape, Monday, November 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
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