Overview


Thomas (Tom) P. Conaghan represents public and private companies, underwriters and other sources of capital, corporate boards and board committees, and corporate executives. He advises US- and foreign-based public companies on issues relating to mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, strategic investments, spin-offs, public and private offerings of securities (including initial public offerings (IPOs)), disclosure, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting, corporate governance, executive compensation, and the stock exchange-listed company rules. Tom is co-head of the Firm’s Capital Markets and Public Companies Group, and partner-in-charge of the Corporate Group in the Firm’s Washington, DC office.

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Results


  • Represented entrepreneur Eugene Kashper in the acquisition of Pabst Brewing Company, maker of iconic American beer brands
  • Represented global sports apparel and footwear company, Fila, and leading Korean private equity firm, Mirae Asset, in the $1.225 billion acquisition of Acushnet Company, the leading golf equipment company (Titleist and Footjoy) from Fortune Brands (NYSE: FO)

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Recognition


  • Chambers USA 2018, Recognized Practitioner in District of Columbia, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • The Legal 500 United States 2012 to 2018, M&A
  • M&A Advisor, Consumer M&A Deal of the Year, for representation of Fila Korea and Mirae Asset Private Equity in the $1.225 billion acquisition of Acushnet Company from Fortune Brands, Inc.

Community


  • Greater Washington, DC Board of Trade, Legal Task Force for the Greater Washington Smart Region Movement
  • Capital Lacrosse Club, president

Credentials


Education
University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, cum laude, 1995
University of Notre Dame, BA, 1992

Admissions
District of Columbia
Maryland

Languages
English
French

Focus on Private Equity - April 2015

January/February 2015

Buying and Selling a Craft Brewery

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