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Thaddeus J. Malik

Paul Hastings LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Thaddeus J. Malik (Thad) is a partner in the Corporate practice at Paul Hastings in the Chicago office. He has a wide-ranging practice with a focus on M&A, securities and private equity transactions, as well as general corporate and securities counseling.

Mr. Malik has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, strategic investments and joint ventures in a variety of industries, including defense and aerospace, publishing, software development, gaming and financial and shareholder services. His international experience includes transactions throughout the EU and China. He also represents committees of independent directors, including audit, compensation and special investigative committees, on various matters.

Mr. Malik is a frequent contributor to The Corporate Counselor, having previously served as a member of the editorial board of the Corporate Compliance and Regulatory Newsletter, and has also appeared in The Corporate Legal Times and The Daily Deal commenting on corporate governance matters. In addition to speaking on corporate governance and securities compliance matters, Mr. Malik has also been interviewed on thecorporatecounsel.com and quoted in The Wall Street Journal. He was recently recognized in the Mergers & Acquisitions category by Chambers, The Legal 500, Illinois Super Lawyers and in Lawdragon magazine's list of "500 Leading Dealmakers." He is a member of the Advisory Board of The M&A Advisor. Mr. Malik is AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Malik was a partner at a Chicago based law firm where he was a member of the management committee and the co-chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions practice. Mr. Malik also served as the Vice President and General Counsel of Lante Corporation, a professional services company with a diverse 18-year history, and Senior Transactions Counsel to Ameritech Corporation, a Fortune 100 company based in Chicago (and now a subsidiary of AT&T).

Mr. Malik is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Business Section of the American Bar Association and the American Corporate Counsel Association. He is on the board of, and serves as counsel to, the Elmhurst Children's Assistance Foundation, the Illinois Professional Golfers Association Foundation and The First Tee of Chicago.

Mr. Malik received his J.D. from Harvard Law School (cum laude) in 1991, and his B.A., with distinction, and Phi Beta Kappa from Northwestern University in 1988. He is a member of the bar of the State of Illinois.
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