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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  • 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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  • 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)
  • Chambers USA 2019, Recognized Practitioner in District of Columbia, Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
  • The Legal 500 US 2012 to 2019, M&A


  • 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


Thomas P. Conaghan

Insights & Events / Media

On the Subject / November 20, 2020

On the Subject / August 27, 2020

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance / July 18, 2020

Louisville, KY / Speaking Engagements / February 17-19, 2020

Changes to SEC Review of Shareholder Proposals, Expansion of Testing-the-Waters, Regulation FD Enforcement Action, Applicability of Proxy Rules to Proxy Advisors and Risks Associated with LIBOR Transition / October 17, 2019

SEC Proposes Amendments to Accelerated and Large Accelerated Filer Definitions, SCOTUS Quashes FOIA’s ‘Substantial Competitive Harm’ Requirement, and NASDAQ Revises Director Independence / July 2019

SEC Modernization and Simplification Amendments, Guidance Regarding Board Diversity Disclosure, and Updates at NASDAQ and NYSE / April 2019

Reminders for the Form 10-K and Proxy Statement, Cyber-Related Frauds Report, Staff Legal Bulletin 14J and Updates to Proxy Voting Guidelines / January 2019

On the Subject / January 9, 2019

On the Subject / October 13, 2017

Munich, Germany / McDermott Event / September 19, 2017

InterContinental Finance & Law Issue 145/17 pp. 22-23 / July 2017











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