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Michael J Kennedy

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

San Francisco, CA, USA

Michael J. Kennedy concentrates on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, corporate partnering, joint ventures and corporate governance, with an emphasis in the technology, emerging growth, healthcare, biotechnology and media industries. Mr. Kennedy has extensive experience in private equity and leveraged buyout transactions, having been involved in numerous transactions involving a variety of industries, including building products, automotive, defense, financial services, media, technology, and healthcare. Mr. Kennedy also represents major investment banks in their merger and acquisitions advisory practices. Mr. Kennedy has practiced in the mergers and acquisitions area since 1984, and also has significant experience in the debt (bank and high-yield) and restructuring areas. He is frequently asked by boards to advise on hostile transactions, proxy fights and other governance matters. Mr. Kennedy is a member of bo th the New York and California bars. He is a frequent lecturer at corporate seminars and continuing legal education forums, and is an adjunct professor at Boalt School of Law, University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Kennedy graduated from New York University Law School in 1984.

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