Robert A. Profusek

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Mergers & Acquisitions

All Global Deals Are Local (If You Want Them to Close)

Sitting in a well-appointed New York conference room, an M&A lawyer might easily believe that globalization has not changed his or her job that much. Wherever they flew in from, the principals all wear suits (unless they're from Silicon Valley), speak English and negotiate documents that...

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Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

The 2013 Proxy Season: Signs Of A Turning Tide In Corporate Governance?

The 2013 proxy season has ended, and many public companies are in a period of relative calm on the governance front before the season for shareholder proposal submissions begins in a few months. This article reflects on some of the highlights of the past proxy season and a few events and trends...

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It's Time To Rethink The Lawyer's Role In Dealmaking: Start By Facing Up To The New Realities

Many lawyers no longer add real value to dealmaking. That's perhaps a startling and somewhat harsh allegation - especially from a couple of M&A lawyers - but we're afraid it's true. Let us explain Although the investment banks, private equity players, and M&A boutiques have kept pace...

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The Maxim Integrated Products Case -- What Message Is The Delaware Chancery Court Trying To Send?

Editor: Mr. Profusek, would you tell our readers something about your professional experience? Profusek: I have spent my entire career with Jones Day, and like other so-called corporate lawyers in the late 1970s and early 1980s, transformed into a more specialized M&A and corporate...

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