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.

Show More


  • 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)

Show More


  • 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.


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

District of Columbia