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Timothy P. FitzSimons

Timothy P. FitzSimons

Jones Day

Chicago, IL, USA

Tim FitzSimons' practice focuses on representing boards of directors and public and private companies in M&A transactions with an emphasis on friendly and unsolicited tender offers, and he has advised companies on transactions totaling more than US$100 billion. Tim represents directors in conflict of interest transactions and corporate governance and shareholder activism/takeover defense matters.

Tim’s experience includes advising the Special Committees of the Board of Directors of Genentech in its US$46.8 billion merger with Roche Holdings (pursuant to a tender offer) and CBOT Holdings in its US$12 billion merger with Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings (including the intervening unsolicited offer from InterContinental Exchange). He also has advised, among many others, Energy Transfer in its US$5.3 billion cash and stock acquisition of Sunoco and in its $9.4 billion cash and stock acquisition of Southern Union Company (including the competing offer from the Williams Group); Orbitz in its 2004 sale pursuant to a US$1.2 billion tender offer by Cendant Corporation and again in its 2015 US$1.4 billion sale to Expedia; Ericsson in its US$2.1 billion cross border acquisition of Redback Networks; Eli Lilly in its US$6.5 billion tender offer for ImClone Systems; Cardinal Health in its $1.1 billion acquisition of The Harvard Drug Group from Court Square Capital Partners; and the Koch Industries family of companies in more than $10 billion of transactions, including the $7.2 billion acquisition of Molex and $445 million acquisition of Oplink via tender offer.

Tim regularly speaks and writes on M&A topics, including articles on developments in public company M&A matters, activist hedge funds, and corporate governance matters.


Northwestern University (J.D. 2002); University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1999)

Bar Admissions

Illinois and New York


  • A123 Systems, Inc.
  • Nicor Inc.
  • Adtalem Global Education (f/k/a DeVry Education Group, Inc.)
  • Omnicom Group Inc.
  • CBOT Holdings Inc.
  • Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.
  • CNA Surety Corporation
  • Southern Air Holdings, Inc.
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Universal Truckload Services, Inc.
  • Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.
  • USEC Inc.
  • Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
  • USA Truck, Inc.
  • Genentech, Inc.

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