Conahan_Joseph

Joseph B. Conahan

Conahan_Joseph

Joseph B. Conahan

Partner

  • Co-Chair, Mergers and Acquisitions Practice

Joe Conahan’s practice focuses on the representation of buyers, sellers and boards of directors in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other strategic transactions in the life sciences, technology, FinTech and industrial sectors, as well as on counseling public companies on complex governance and disclosure matters.

Professional Activities

Mr. Conahan recently served as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Mergers & Acquisitions Committee and co-chaired the advisory committees for the Boston Bar Association's 2016 M&A Conference and 2017 M&A Conference.

Community Involvement

Mr. Conahan's pro bono work includes the representation of organizations such as GlobalGiving Foundation and Boston Children's Chorus on a variety of matters.

Experience

  • Life Sciences Transactions

    • Arteaus Therapeutics in sale of Emgality Royalty to Royalty Pharma
    • Braintree Laboratories in its sale to Sebela Pharmaceuticals
    • Cynosure in the acquisition of the assets of Ellman International
    • Durata Therapeutics in its sale to Allergan (formerly Actavis)
    • Exonics Therapeutics in its acquisition by Vertex Pharmaceuticals
    • Intercept Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of US rights to bezafibrate
    • Kolltan Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition of Xetrios
    • Levitronix in the sale of its medical device business to Thoratec Corporation
    • Nabriva Therapeutics in its acquisition of Zavante Therapeutics
    • The Medicines Company in its acquisition of Recothrom from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    • The Medicines Company in the sale of its hemostasis business to subsidiaries of Mallinckrodt
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific in its acquisition of Advanced Scientifics
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific in its acquisition of the Gatan business from Roper Technologies
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific in the sale of its Anatomical Pathology business to PHC Holdings Corporation
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific in the sale of its cell culture, gene modulation and magnetic beads businesses to GE Healthcare
  • Tech/FinTech Transactions

    • Akamai Technologies in its acquisition of Janrain
    • Analog Devices in its acquisition of Linear Technologies
    • Analog Devices in its acquisition of Hittite Microwave
    • Analog Devices in its acquisition of the assets of Sand9
    • Analog Devices in the sale of its MEMS microphone business to InvenSense
    • Bottomline Technologies in its acquisition of Andera
    • Constant Contact in its acquisition of NutShell Mail
    • Constant Contact in its acquisition of the assets of Bantam Networks
    • LTX in its business combination with Credence Systems
    • MKS Instruments in its acquisition Electro Scientific Industries
    • MKS Instruments in its acquisition of Newport Corporation
    • QD Vision in the sale of its business to Samsung
    • Rudolph Technologies in its pending all-stock merger of equals with Nanometrics
    • Sonus Networks in its business combination with GENBAND
    • Starent Networks in its sale to Cisco Systems
    • TARGUSinfo in its sale to Neustar
  • Industrial and Other Transactions

    • BAE Systems Safety Products in its sale to Takata Corporation
    • CIRCOR International in its acquisition of its fluid handling business from Colfax
    • Cumberland Farms, Inc. in the sale of its Gulf Oil and Assured Deal business to affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners
    • Dean Foods Company in the initial public offering and subsequent spin-off of its former subsidiary The WhiteWave Foods Company
    • Lydall in its acquisition of Interface Performance Materials

Recognition

  • Recognized as a "next generation lawyer" in the 2018 and 2019 editions of The Legal 500 United States for his corporate and commercial M&A practice
  • Recipient of M&A Advisor's Sixth Annual 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2004

      magna cum laude Order of the Coif, Articles and Notes Editor, American Criminal Law Review
    • BS, Georgetown University, 2001

      cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

    • District of Columbia

    • Pennsylvania

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