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Catherine Dargan Named a Most Influential Woman in M&A

December 16, 2019

WASHINGTON—Mergers & Acquisitions magazine has named Catherine Dargan as one of the “Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.” The special report showcases “champions of change, committed to transforming the dealmaking world and to inspiring and guiding the next generation.”

Ms. Dargan, co-leader of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, has advised numerous companies on their important strategic transactions for more than 20 years. Ms. Dargan has broad experience in mergers and acquisitions, both public and private, and partnering arrangements. Ms. Dargan also regularly advises clients on a variety of commercial agreements relating to manufacturing, supply, and distribution of core products. She represents clients in a variety of industries including life sciences, defense and government contracting, consumer products, technology and gaming, media, sports, and equipment and manufacturing. Recent highlights include representing Astellas in its $3 billion acquisition of gene therapy company, Audentes Therapeutics; Merck in its $2.7 billion acquisition of ArQule and its 2.1 billion acquisition of Antelliq; and Aristocrat in its $990 million acquisition of Big Fish Games.

Mergers & Acquisitions Q&A highlighted Ms. Dargan’s mentoring of younger lawyers, stating: “I am honored to serve as a mentor and trusted advisor to a number of law students and law firm associates who reach out for career guidance in the law, especially those interested in M&A where there are very few women and diverse lawyers.”

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