Gordon S. Moodie

Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Gordon S. Moodie

Gordon S. Moodie

Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

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Gordon S. Moodie

Gordon Moodie is a partner in the Corporate Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters. Mr. Moodie has represented public and private companies in a variety of industries and transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, initial public offerings, securities law matters and corporate governance.

He has represented clients in a variety of industries, including:

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

* Michael Dell and MSD Partners in the Class V share exchange, the $67 billion transaction to combine Dell and EMC, and the $24.5 billion acquisition of Dell together with Silver Lake
* XO Group in its $933 million merger with Wedding Wire
* Lions Gate in its merger with Starz and several other strategic transactions
* Square in its initial public offering
* Presidio in its initial public offering and several strategic acquisitions
* Leap Wireless in its $1.2 billion acquisition by AT&T
* Harman International in its acquisition of Symphony Teleca

Retail

* CST Brands in the $4.4 billion merger with Alimentation Couche-Tard
* Tim Hortons in its $12 billion combination with Burger King
* Saks Incorporated in its $2.9 billion acquisition by Hudson’s Bay Company
* Dufry AG in the acquisition of World Duty Free, the acquisition of The Nuance Group and acquisitions in Greece and South America
* Casino Guichard in connection with the initial public offering of Cnova NV
* Valero in its spin-off of its retail segment, CST Brands
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Chemical and Industrial

* FMC Corporation in a number of transactions, including:
* the acquisition of a significant portion of DuPont’s crop protection business and simultaneous sale to DuPont of FMC’s Health and Nutrition business
* the $1.8 billion acquisition of Cheminova
* the $1.6 billion sale of its Alkali chemical business to Tronox

* Texas Industries in its $2.7 billion combination with Martin Marietta
* Cabot Corporation in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Norit N.V.
* Rohm and Haas in its $18 billion sale to Dow Chemical
* Airgas in successfully defending against a $5.8 billion hostile takeover bid by Air Products and Chemicals
* Noranda Aluminum in its initial public offering
* Berry Plastics in its initial public offering

Other Industries

* Newmont Mining in its $10 billion acquisition of Goldcorp
* Newfield Exploration Company in its $5.5 billion sale to Encana Corporation
* Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. in its $1.9 billion acquisition of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc
* Smurfit-Stone Container in its $3.5 billion merger with RockTenn Company
* Duke Energy in its $32 billion merger with Progress Energy

Mr. Moodie received a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, graduating first in his class, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude and winning the Victor Brudney Prize.

Mr. Moodie is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

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Gordon S. Moodie
Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
Education
JD, magna cum laude
Class of 2004

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.

Bachelor of Commerce
Class of 1999

Queen's University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen's University or Queen's) is a public research university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Founded on 16 October 1841, the university predated the founding of Canada by 26 years. Queen's holds more than 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Queen's is organized into ten undergraduate, graduate and professional faculties and schools. The Church of Scotland established Queen's College in 1841 with a royal charter from Queen Victoria. The first classes, intended to prepare students for the ministry, were held 7 March 1842 with 13 students and two professors. Queen's was the first university west of the maritime provinces to admit women, and to form a student government. In 1883, a women's college for medical education affiliated with Queen's University. In 1888, Queen's University began offering extension courses, becoming the first Canadian university to do so. In 1912, Queen's secularized and changed to its present legal name.

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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Career History
Partner
2004 - Current

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz enjoys a global reputation as one of the world's leading business law firms. Their deep experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, takeovers and takeover defense, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance means that they regularly handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions in the United States and around the world. They counsel both public and private acquirors and targets. They also have extensive experience handling sensitive investigation and litigation matters and corporate restructurings, and in counseling boards of directors and senior management in the most sensitive situations. In addition, their attorneys are thought leaders, speaking and writing frequently in their various areas of expertise.Wachtell Lipton is consistently ranked as the most prestigious and desirable law firm to work for in the United States, thus enabling the firm to attract associates and some of the most outstanding and motivated attorneys and law school graduates in the United States and from around the world.

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BC Partners Ltd. purchases Presidio, Inc.

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Newmont Corp. purchases Goldcorp, Inc.

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Presidio, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Awards & Honors
Harvard Law School - Victor Brudney Prize
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