Thomas P. Conaghan - McDermott Will & Emery


Tom 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.

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  • Represented Monumental Sports & Entertainment, led by founder and chairman Ted Leonsis, and owner of the Washington Capitals NHL Hockey team and the Washington Wizards NBA basketball team in strategic investment transactions with the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Jeff Skoll, the founder of eBay.
  • Represented an investor in the Josh Harris-led consortium in their record-breaking US $6.05 billion acquisition the NFL’s Washington Commanders.
  • Represented AirSculpt Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AIRS), a national provider of body contouring procedures under the brand, Elite Body Sculpture, and AirSculpt’s majority stockholder Vesey Street Capital Partners, in the $90 million IPO of AirSculpt Technologies
  • Represented Travis Boersma, founder of Dutch Bros. Coffee (NYSE: BROS), a drive-through coffee chain, in its $550 million IPO
  • Represented OCR Investment in its acquisition of a 50% stake in Ocean Casino Resort, a hotel, casino and resort in Atlantic City, from Luxor Capital

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  • The Legal 500 US, M&A, 2012-2019, 2023
  • IFLR1000, Private Equity, 2022-2023
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity, 2019
  • M&A Advisor, Consumer M&A Deal of the Year, for representation of Dogfish Head Brewery in its $300 million merger with the Boston Beer Company, 2019
  • 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 (Titleist Golf) from Fortune Brands, Inc. (2011)


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


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

District of Columbia