Hal J. Leibowitz

Partner Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Hal J. Leibowitz

Hal J. Leibowitz

Partner Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Biography

Hal Leibowitz is co-chair of WilmerHale's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group. He has previously served as chair of the firm's Corporate Practice and as vice chair of the Transactional Department. Mr. Leibowitz's practice focuses on corporate and securities law matters for companies in the technology, life sciences and services industries, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and public company counseling.

Among the clients he represents are:

* Akamai Technologies
* Analogic Corporation
* Cynosure, Inc.
* Hasbro, Inc.
* Kadant Inc.
* PAREXEL International
* PerkinElmer, Inc.
* Progress Software Corporation
* PTC Therapeutics, Inc.
* RSA Security Inc.
* The Boston Consulting Group
* Thermo Fisher Scientific
* Xcerra Corporation

Representative transactions in which Mr. Leibowitz has served as counsel include:

* A wide range of merger and acquisition transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of numerous public and private companies, tender offers, exchange offers and going private transactions
* Public offerings in the technology, life sciences and services industries for both issuers and underwriters
* Venture capital financings of technology companies in the telecom and wireless, software and services industries

Professional Activities

Mr. Leibowitz is a member of the American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations and a member of the American Bar Association's Section on Business Law, where he has served as chair of the Merger and Acquisitions Committee's Market Trends Subcommittee and on the Editorial Board of the Committee's Subcommittee on Public Company Acquisitions. In addition, he has chaired the ABA Market Trends Subcommittee's annual survey of deal points in the acquisition of public companies. Mr. Leibowitz is also a member of the Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk and Compliance Partner Advisory Board, a think tank that discusses pressing issues facing the legal industry and formulates solutions to help colleagues run more effective businesses.

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Hal J. Leibowitz
Partner Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Education
JD, magna cum laude
Class of 1985

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B.A, cum laude
Class of 1982

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Member
Current

The Boston Bar Association, which also goes by the acronym BBA, is a volunteer non-governmental organization in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. With headquarters located at 16 Beacon Street in the historic Chester Harding House, across from the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill, the BBA has roughly 10,000 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States. The Boston Bar Association's stated mission is: "To advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large."

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Current

Founded in 1910, the Massachusetts Bar Association is a non-profit organization that serves the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence and respect for the law. The MBA represents a diverse group of attorneys, judges and legal professionals across the commonwealth.

Career History
Partner Co-Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Practice
1985 - Current

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has expertise in areas including trial, appellate, Supreme Court, securities, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate transactions, bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, private client, real estate, and tax matters.

Boards & Committees
Trustee
Prior

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Political Donations
$1,000
2012

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way.

$1,000
2012

Representative from Massachusetts's 7th Congressional District

$1,000
2011

Ambassador to New Zealand at United States Department of State

Transactions
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Progress Software Corp. purchases Ipswitch, Inc.

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Akamai Technologies, Inc. purchases Janrain, Inc. from RPM Ventures LLC, Anthem Venture Management LLC, Emergence Capital Partners, DFJ Frontier, Square 1 Ventures LLC, Salesforce Ventures LLC

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Kadant, Inc. purchases Syntron Material Handling LLC from Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2012
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America
2011
Boston Magazine - New England Super Lawyer
2010
Boston Magazine - New England Super Lawyer
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