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Bringing Efficiencies to Transactional Workflows

Venue

This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.

Description

This is a complimentary program sponsored by Ankura.

Managing the complexities of corporate transactions can be expensive and time-consuming.  Negotiating and documenting transactions, complying with the nuances of transactions with an international component, particularly under scrutiny from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and properly valuing assets remain complex issues for counsel.  This webinar will discuss the complexities that arise from these aspects of corporate transactions and the impact this has on the process.  Our speakers will outline strategies for improving transactional workflows and managing these issues effectively by using project management techniques; utilizing the right combination of legal and deal professionals; finding efficiencies in drafting, due diligence, and contract review; and identifying technologies and tools that have bottom-line impact.

Educational Objectives:

• Learn the complexities of conducting transactions with an international component;
• Understand the impact new complexities have on the deals process;
• Gain strategies for improving processes around corporate transactions for efficiency and to ensure compliance.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

In-house counsel, outside counsel, and legal operations leaders advising on corporate transactions and related issues.   

Presenters

Michael Garson
  • Senior Managing Director
  • Ankura

Michael Garson is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura with more than 20 years of experience as an attorney in private practice, an in-house general counsel, and a C-suite operations and compliance executive. In those roles, he advised companies and enterprises of all sizes on US federal, state, and municipal procurements and grants and has specific expertise in defense and technology matters. He specializes in helping clients build and execute on market strategy, prepare winning bids and proposals, and design compliant and efficient business processes and systems. He is based in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining Ankura, Michael provided government contracting and business advisory services to a variety of companies through his own independent consulting firm. Before starting his own firm, he served in various capacities for LGS Innovations, a large US federal government contractor. Those roles included executive vice president and chief administrative officer, general counsel and secretary, chief compliance and ethics officer, and ITAR-empowered official as well as technology control officer. LGS, a technology and R&D company, is primarily focused on supporting the US defense and intelligence communities and, at the time of Michael’s departure, had over 1,000 employees and $300 million in annual revenue. Before that, Michael was a division counsel with Lucent Technologies, supporting its government solutions team, the main predecessor of LGS.

Dario de Martino
  • Partner
  • Morrison & Foerster

Dario de Martino is an M&A and Private Equity partner in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster’s New York office. He also serves as the Co-Chair of MoFo’s Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group.

Mr. de Martino’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, principally in connection with public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, and corporate governance matters. He represents a broad array of U.S.-based and international clients, most of which are active in the following industries: technology including blockchain and cryptocurrencies, financial services, and healthcare. He regularly counsels clients in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, including with respect to acquisitions and private equity investments in companies developing blockchain-enabled technologies and token offerings.

Mr. de Martino is a frequent speaker and writer on various topics in M&A and private equity with a particular focus on emerging technologies. He is also actively involved in the firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Alan Konevsky
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • Tzero

Alan Konevsky is the Chief Legal Officer of tZERO.  He leads tZERO’s in-house team to drive global regulatory initiatives, strategic transactions, product development, corporate governance, compliance, commercial contracts, intellectual property, privacy, cybersecurity, public policy and other critical aspects of the company’s businesses and operations, as well as investor relations and communications.

Previously, Alan was the senior vice president and strategic initiatives and technology counsel at Mastercard, where he and his teams had global responsibility for legal support, guidance and oversight of two organizations -- corporate development/strategy/M&A/integration and all of the company’s technology functions/initiatives/ operations.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Alan was a managing director at Goldman Sachs in London, where he headed legal coverage for private equity, credit, real estate and infrastructure investing in Europe, and was the principal deal lawyer responsible for other strategic transactions in the region. Previously, he was special counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell, an international law firm, where he had a broad transactional and securities practice, and was based in the firm’s New York and London offices.

Alan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, and summa cum laude from Columbia College in three years, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

He has been recognized in New York Super Lawyers and as a UK Young Deal Maker of the Year, and is active in thought leadership activities through publications, speaking engagements and industry group leadership.

Continuing Education

Credits:
1.0 General COA, 1.0 CLE
Prerequisite:
A basic understanding corporate transactions.
Level:
Intermediate
Production Date:
07/17/2019