Manan Shah

Partner at Milbank LLP

Manan Shah

Manan Shah

Partner at Milbank LLP

Biography

Manan (Mike) Shah is a partner in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.

Primary Focus & Experience

Mike has particular expertise in executive compensation related matters. He advises compensation committees and boards of directors on corporate governance and executive compensation matters. He also advises public companies on executive compensation and employee benefits issues across a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, reorganizations and restructurings, friendly and hostile tender offers, divestitures, and public offerings. Mike counsels clients on tax regulations and SEC disclosure requirements related to executive compensation. He also handles general corporate governance matters as well as the negotiation of employment and separation and change-of-control severance agreements.

His recent merger and acquisition representations include: the merger of Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ, Penn National Gaming in its acquisition of Tropicana Las Vegas Casino Hotel Resort, the merger of Nabors Industries Ltd. with C&J Energy Services, the merger of FirstMerit and Citizens Republic Bancorp, Procter & Gamble’s divestiture of Pringles business to Kellogg, the merger of Continental and United, Potash Corporation’s successful defense against an unsolicited takeover proposal from BHP, the sale of Lubrizol to Berkshire Hathaway, sale of Goodrich Corporation to United Technologies, and the successful reorganizations of Eagle Bulk Shipping, Dana Corporation and Chrysler LLC.

Mike frequently advises independent directors, including compensation committees, of public companies. He has also assisted a variety of clients, including J.M. Smucker, Stanley Black & Decker, Sirius XM Radio and Verint Systems, in preparing their proxy statement disclosures on executive compensation.

Recognition & Accomplishments

Mike has been recommended for his expertise in employee benefits and executive compensation by Chambers USA and The Legal 500. He has also been named one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2013-15. Mike is a frequent commentator on executive compensation and governance issues for several leading financial news sources. He earned his law degree from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and a B.A. from the City College of New York.

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Education
B.A.

The City College of New York (CCNY), the first college of The City University of New York (CUNY), is a comprehensive teaching, research, and service institution dedicated to accessibility and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

J.D.

Cardozo School of Law is a top law school located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Cardozo Law offers approximately 1,100 J.D. and LL.M. candidates a comprehensive legal education in the midst of one of the world’s leading cities for law, business, finance, media and culture. Founded in 1976 by Yeshiva University, one of the finest research universities in the United States, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program that includes a wide range of exciting and practical opportunities. Cardozo Law takes its academic mission seriously. The school's faculty members are known for being widely-published legal scholars, accomplished lawyers, and accessible teachers. They invite ongoing dialogue with their students—inside and outside of the classroom. Almost half of the faculty hold advanced degrees in other disciplines, making them particularly qualified to provide a well-rounded and rigorous legal education.

Career History
Partner
2014 - Current

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is a global law firm that has provided legal solutions to many of the world’s corporate transactions and litigation. The firm’s transactional capabilities includes capital markets, corporate finance and transactions, project finance, acquisition finance, and other major fields of law practice. Milbank litigation teams resolve disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, proxy battles, financings and securities offerings, intellectual property, white-collar crime, and corporate restructurings, among others.

Partner
Prior

Jones Day LP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include banking and finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, government regulations, tax, financial institutions litigation and regulation, business restructuring, and private equity. It offers services to the airlines, aviation, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication industries. Jones Day was founded in March 1893 by Edwin J. Blandin and William Lowe Rice and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Era Group, Inc. purchases Bristow Group, Inc. (Inactive)

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General Atlantic LLC, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, NUCOM Group SE purchase The Meet Group, Inc.

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United States Steel Corporation purchases Big River Steel LLC from TPG Growth LLC

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
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Manan Shah is affiliated with Milbank LLP, Jones Day

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