David A. Lipkin - McDermott Will & Emery


David A. Lipkin focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and related securities law matters for companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. He represents both public and private acquirers and target companies, as well as special committees, in large, complex and sophisticated M&A transactions, including tender offers, negotiated mergers and other acquisition structures involving both strategic investors and private equity firms.

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Acquisitions and Dispositions of Publicly-Traded Companies

  • Represented Nicholas Enterprises, a company owned and controlled by Henry Nicholas III, Ph.D., co-founder of Broadcom Corporation, in connection with Broadcom’s acquisition by Avago ($37 billion)
  • Represented Japanese wireless carrier SoftBank in its acquisition of a 78% stake in wireless operator Sprint Nextel ($21.6 billion) and in connection with Sprint’s acquisition of the remainder of Clearwire Corporation not already owned by it ($3 billion)
  • Represented Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc. in its acquisition by VTech ($100 million)

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice and Corporate Law, 2015-2024
  • IFLR1000, M&A, 2022-2023
  • The Legal 500 US, 2018


  • American Bar Association, Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, member
  • Board of Directors of Americans for Responsible Solutions Foundation, member


University of Michigan Law School, JD, 1981
Cornell University, BA, 1978