Diego E. Gómez-Cornejo - McDermott Will & Emery


Diego Gómez-Cornejo focuses his practice on complex domestic and cross-border business transactions, with an emphasis on the representation of multinational companies and private equity firms in connection with mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestitures, investments and other commercial activities. He also advises both publicly-traded and privately-held companies (including portfolio companies of private equity firms) on matters relating to corporate finance, venture capital and growth equity investments, recapitalizations, joint ventures, securities offerings, corporate governance and general corporate advice. He takes a thoughtful and proactive approach in supporting clients at all stages of transactions and has experience drafting and negotiating a wide spectrum of commercial contracts. Diego is also a frequent speaker and contributor to legal publications on M&A-related matters.

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  • Represented CenterGate Capital, L.P. in its acquisition of Mid-State Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of on-site and off-site industrial maintenance and service solutions, and multiple add-on transactions and financing-related issues
  • Represented PharmaLex GmbH, a portfolio company of AUCTUS Capital Partners, a Munich-based private equity fund, in connection with multiple add-on transactions and financing-related issues
  • Represented Steward Health Care System in the acquisition and divestiture of medical practices and health plans

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  • The Legal 500 USA, Recommended Lawyer, 2022
  • Super Lawyers, Texas Rising Star in Mergers & Acquisitions 2016 to 2021


  • Texas Minority Counsel Program, Steering Committee Member, 2017 to 2021
  • American Bar Association, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, member
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, member


Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2010
University of Texas at Arlington, Honors BA, summa cum laude, 2007