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Howard B. Adler

Howard B. Adler

Clifford Chance US LLP

New York, NY, USA


Howard Adler’s practice focuses on the treatment of executive compensation and employee benefits matters in M&A transactions, advising boards of directors on fiduciary duties and governance matters with respect to their executive officers and directors and designing and implementing equity-based, employment, separation, deferred compensation, change in control and similar arrangements. He also has extensive experience in the employee benefits and executive compensations aspects of recapitalizations, reorganizations and financing transactions.

Representative Matters
Mr. Adler has recently represented private equity firms, investment banks and public companies, including advising:
  • eBay on the acquisition of Hunch Inc.
  • Talbots on its acquisition by Sycamore
  • Sony on the acquisition of EMI Music Publishing
  • Allstate on the acquisition of Esurance
  • Disney on the acquisition of Marvel Entertainment
  • Vulcan on the acquisition of ICAT
  • Dell on the acquisition of Wyse International
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company on the acquisition of ALICO
  • Omnicare on general executive compensation matters and corporate governance
  • Silver Point Capital on general executive compensation matters
  • Allen & Co on general executive compensation matters
  • Ultimate Software on general executive compensation matters and corporate governance

Mr. Adler obtained a B.A. (summa cum laude) from Columbia University in 1982, a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School in 1986, and an LL.M. from the New York University School of Law in 1991. He is admitted in New York.
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