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Joseph B. Conahan

Partner

Conahan, Joseph B.
Joseph Conahan's practice focuses on corporate and transactional matters, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and financing transactions, as well as on counseling public company clients on ongoing corporate legal matters, including federal securities reporting requirements and corporate governance issues.

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October 8, 2014

Actavis to Acquire Durata Therapeutics, Inc.

On October 6, 2014, WilmerHale client Durata Therapeutics announced that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement with Actavis plc under which a subsidiary of Actavis will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Durata common stock.

June 9, 2014

WilmerHale Representing Analog Devices in Pending Acquisition of Hittite Microwave Corporation

WilmerHale is representing its longtime client Analog Devices, Inc., a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, in its proposed acquisition of Hittite Microwave Corporation.

January 7, 2014

WilmerHale Represents Thermo Fisher Scientific in Transaction with GE Healthcare

Thermo Fisher has agreed to sell its cell culture (sera and media), gene modulation and magnetic beads businesses to GE Healthcare for approximately $1.06 billion.

January 6, 2014

WilmerHale Announces the Elevation of Partners and Special Counsel

We are pleased to announce the elevation of our new partners and special counsel.

October 14, 2009

Cisco Systems Acquires Starent Networks

Recent Highlights

Mr. Conahan has worked on teams that have represented:

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in its 3(a)(9) debt exchange;
  • a diversified manufacturing company in the formation of a joint venture with combined revenues in excess of $1 billion and in several acquisitions of private company targets;
  • Constant Contact, Inc. in its acquisitions of Nutshell Mail, Inc. and the assets of Bantam Networks, LLC; and
  • a private company client in its debt financing and related dividend recapitalization.

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Education

JD, magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2004, Order of the Coif, Articles and Notes Editor, American Criminal Law Review

BS, cum laude, Georgetown University, 2001

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

District of Columbia

Pennsylvania