Bradley Faris

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Bradley Faris

Bradley Faris

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Bradley Faris is Co-chair of the Chicago Corporate Department and Vice Chair of the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Mr. Faris has a broad mergers and acquisitions practice, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, friendly and unsolicited tender offers, going-private transactions, takeover defense counseling and advising independent directors in conflict of interest transactions. Mr. Faris has represented public and private companies such as Koch Industries, Inc., Georgia-Pacific LLC, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, A.O. Smith Corporation and Accuride Corporation, as well as private equity firms such as GTCR and Silverfleet Capital. Mr. Faris also has represented financial advisors in mergers and acquisitions transactions, including Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS Investment Bank.

Mr. Faris regularly speaks and writes on mergers and acquisitions-related topics, including new developments in public company mergers and acquisitions and takeover defense. Recent publications by Mr. Faris include “The Resurgent Rights Plan: Recent Poison Pill Developments and Trends” and “Special Negotiating Committees: If, When, Who and How—A Guide for the General Counsel.”

Mr. Faris is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association.

Mr. Faris' experience includes representation of:

Globe Specialty Metals in its US$3.1 billion merger with Grupo FerroAtlantica to create a leading international silicon and specialty metals producer (pending)
Delphi Automotive in the US$727 million sale of its thermal systems business to MAHLE (July 2015)
Nord Anglia Education in its US$534 million acquisition of six schools in North America, Europe and China from Meritas (June 2015)
Koch Industries in its US$445 million acquisition of Oplink Communications, a leading provider of optical communication components, intelligent modules and subsystems (December 2014)
The Vistria Group in its acquisition of Education Holdings 1, the parent company of Penn Foster (November 2014)
GTCR, in its US$446 million acquisition of Vocus, a provider of cloud-based marketing and public relations software (June 2014)
Illinois Tool Works in the US$3.2 billion sale of its industrial packaging segment to The Carlyle Group (May 2014)
Koch Industries in its US$7.2 billion acquisition of Molex Incorporated, a designer and manufacturer of electronic components (December 2013)
The Pritzker Organization in connection with its US$1 billion acquisition of TMS International, a provider of outsourced industrial services to steel mills (August 2013)
Georgia-Pacific in its US$1.5 billion acquisition of Buckeye Technologies (August 2013)
Koch Industries in its preferred equity financing of the Weiss family’s US$878 million acquisition of American Greetings Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of greeting cards (March 2013)
GTCR in its equity financing for Zayo Group's US$2.2 billion acquisition of AboveNet (July 2012)
TransUnion in its US$3 billion leveraged buyout by affiliates of Advent International and GS Capital Partners (April 2012)
Transcend Services in its US$300 million sale to Nuance Communications (April 2012)
GTCR in its US$267 million acquisition by tender offer of Global Traffic Network, a leading provider of custom traffic and news reports to radio and television stations outside the United States (September 2011)
GTCR in its US$828 million acquisition by tender offer of Protection One, a leading national provider of electronic security services (June 2010)
The Special Committee of the board of directors of the Chicago Board of Trade in connection with its US$12 billion merger with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (including the intervening unsolicited offer from the International Commodities Exchange) (July 2007)
Koch Industries in its US$22 billion acquisition of Georgia-Pacific (December 2005)

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Education
JD
Class of 2000

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA
Class of 1996

Miami University is one of the oldest public universities in the country, made possible by an ordinance signed by President George Washington in 1795. Chartered in 1809, Miami welcomed its first students in 1824. Miami's reputation grew as quickly as its enrollment, and it became known as the "Yale of the West" for its ambitious liberal arts curriculum. Today, Miami consistently ranks among the nation's top public universities for the quality of teaching and overall student experience. One of Miami University's most famous graduates was Benjamin Harrison, who later became a President of the United States. Professor William Holmes McGuffey revolutionized the education of generations of Americans when he conducted research for his Eclectic Readers series while teaching at Miami from 1826 to 1836. The "mother of fraternities," Miami was the founding site of four national fraternities: Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Chi, and Phi Kappa Tau; as well as Delta Zeta sorority.

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Founded in 1877, the Illinois State Bar Association is the premier legal association in the state. As a voluntary organization of more than 30,000 members, the Association's primary focus is to assist Illinois lawyers in the practice of law and to promote improvements in the administration of justice. The Association engages in many important activities on behalf of the profession — among them proposing and shaping legislation, educating the public, and supporting the courts and the rule of law

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The Chicago Bar Association is one of the oldest and most active metropolitan bar associations in the United States. The Association's voluntary membership of 22,000 consists largely of lawyers and judges from Cook County and the State of Illinois.

Career History
Partner
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Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Transactions
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Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co., Ltd. purchases Seaworld Entertainment, Inc. from The Blackstone Group LP

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GTCR LLC, Onvoy LLC purchase Inteliquent, Inc.

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LogMeIn Inc. purchases LogMeIn USA, Inc. from Citrix Systems, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2014
M&A Advisor - 40 Under 40, Legal Advisor
Admitted to the Illinois Bar
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