Marilyn Sobel

Of Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Marilyn Sobel

Marilyn Sobel

Of Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Biography

Of counsel in the Corporate Department, Marilyn Sobel focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments and regularly advises clients in their M&A, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and recapitalization transactions.

Experience

Marilyn has represented a variety of corporations, including Ericsson, Doosan Group, Mesirow Financial and The Huffington Post. Some of her recent corporate representations include:

* Rockstar Bidco, a consortium of technology companies including Sony, RIM, Apple, Microsoft and Ericsson in the $4.5 billion purchase at auction of Nortel Networks' portfolio of over 6000 patents. This deal was recognized in the "Big Deals" section of The American Lawyer;
* Ericsson:
* in its $1.15 billion acquisition of Telcordia Technologies, a software company servicing the telecommunications sector and one of the architects of the U.S. telephone system, from Warburg Pincus and Providence Capital;
* in its $1.13 billion acquisition of Nortel's CDMA and LTE businesses, its $70 million acquisition of Nortel's North American GSM business, and in its $65 million acquisition of Nortel's multi service switch ("Passport") business; and
* in its sale of its U.S. government contracts business; and

* Doosan's $5 billion acquisition of Bobcat.

As part of her practice, Marilyn represents private equity funds and hedge funds including General Atlantic, Three Cities Research, Silver Point Capital, Anchorage Capital Group, Angelo Gordon and Centerview Partners. Some of her recent private equity and hedge fund representations include:

* Three Cities in its sale of US Liquids, an oil industry services provider;
* Centerview's investment in Nielsen, and its investment in Del Monte Foods;
* Silver Point Capital's and Angelo Gordon's acquisition of Dominion Homes, a homebuilder;
* Anchorage Capital's acquisition of a significant interest in Crescent Resources, a real estate developer; and
* General Atlantic in its acquisition of Urgent Care and its investment in Gavilon, a commodities trading business.

Marilyn regularly participates in PLI and private equity industry panels discussing a variety of issues and was recently chosen by her peers for The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in corporate and venture capital law.

Marilyn was a member of the New York University Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

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Marilyn Sobel
Of Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Education
JD, Order of the Coif
Class of 1978

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

BA, magna cum laude
Class of 1975

Boston University (most commonly referred to as BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university has more than 4,000 faculty members and 29,000 students,and is one of Boston's largest employers. It offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, and medical and dental degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood. BU also operates 75 study abroad programs in over 33 cities in over 20 countries and has internship opportunities in 10 different countries (including the United States and abroad).

Memberships
Member
Prior

The New York University Law Review was founded in 1924, and is a generalist journal publishing legal scholarship in all areas, including legal theory and policy, environmental law, legal history, international law, and more. Each year, it publishes issues in April, May, June, October, November, and December. These six issues contain cutting-edge legal scholarship written by professors, judges, and legal practitioners, as well as Notes written by members of the Law Review. In November 2012, the Law Review launched the New York University Law Review Online, an online supplement to the print version of the Law Review.

Career History
Of Counsel
2004 - Current

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Director
Prior

One of America's preeminent performing arts institutions, Dance Theater Workshop maintains an uncompromising mission to identify, present, and support independent contemporary artists and companies to advance dance and live performance in New York and worldwide.Dance Theater Workshop is a center for the development and presentation of contemporary dance and performance, and for the artists who create it. Dance Theater Workshop fully presents over 110 performances by some 45 different artists and companies each year.Now entering their fifth decade as a leading performing arts center, Dance Theater Workshop has grown into a multi-faceted organization that provides professional programs and resources to independent artists, and cultivates public involvement in the arts.

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$25K +
2008

One of America's preeminent performing arts institutions, Dance Theater Workshop maintains an uncompromising mission to identify, present, and support independent contemporary artists and companies to advance dance and live performance in New York and worldwide.Dance Theater Workshop is a center for the development and presentation of contemporary dance and performance, and for the artists who create it. Dance Theater Workshop fully presents over 110 performances by some 45 different artists and companies each year.Now entering their fifth decade as a leading performing arts center, Dance Theater Workshop has grown into a multi-faceted organization that provides professional programs and resources to independent artists, and cultivates public involvement in the arts.

$500 - $749
2006

TO PROVOKE, PRODUCE AND CULTIVATE THE WORK OF ARTISTS

Political Donations
$400
2012

Former President of United States

$300
2012

Former Governor of Nebraska

$250
2010

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.

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Awards & Honors
2012
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America, Corporate and Venture Capital Law
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
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