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R. Scott Falk

R. Scott Falk

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Scott Falk is a partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings for public company clients. His broad base of experience includes negotiated mergers, tender and exchange offers, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures of subsidiaries and divisions of public companies, private placements and public offerings of securities and securities law counseling. Scott has also structured and negotiated numerous cross-border investments and acquisitions, both in-bound and out-bound. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer by numerous industry publications, including Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500 U.S., The Best Lawyers in America and The International Who’s Who of Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers.

Scott serves as Chairman of the National Philanthropic Board of the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C., past Chairman of the Board of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago and a board member of the Chicago Humanities Festival. He also has chaired or co-chaired numerous CLE events, including co-chairing the Practising Law Institute’s annual seminar “Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions” every year since 2006. In 2012, Scott acted as chairman for the Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute in Chicago, and has chaired several panels at the Garrett Institute on various M&A topics, including the 2015 panel “Hot Topics in M&A.”  In 2017, Scott participated in the “Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions” panel at the Securities Regulation Institute in Coronado, CA.  He serves on the Executive Committee of the Ray Garrett Institute and the Advisory Board of the Securities Regulation Institute.

Scott earned his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1989 and his A.B. magna cum laude in Government from Harvard College in 1985.

R. Scott Falk is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 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
Just How Preferred is Your Preferred? (May 9, 2017) - Delaware Law Developments 2017: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Monday, July 24, 2017
Earnouts—(Be)Devil is in the Detail (March 30, 2017) - Delaware Law Developments 2017: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Monday, July 24, 2017
No Eruption—Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Volcano Decision Applying Corwin Doctrine to 251(h) Tender Offers (February 10, 2017) - Delaware Law Developments 2017: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Monday, July 24, 2017
Overview of the Current M&A Landscape (July 2017) - Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2017, Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment The Deal – A View of Delaware Law Developments from M&A Practitioners - Delaware Law Developments 2017: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Monday, July 24, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Deal – A View of Delaware Law Developments from M&A Practitioners - The Deal – A View of Delaware Law Developments from M&A Practitioners, Monday, July 24, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts The Deal – A View of Delaware Law Developments from M&A Practitioners - The Deal – A View of Delaware Law Developments from M&A Practitioners, Monday, July 24, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Deal – A View of Delaware Law Developments from M&A Practitioners - The Deal – A View of Delaware Law Developments from M&A Practitioners, Monday, July 24, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Delaware Law Developments 2017: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Thursday, August 03, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018, Monday, September 17, 2018, Chicago, IL
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