Gordon S. Moodie


Gordon S. Moodie

Gordon Moodie is a partner in the Corporate Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.  Gordon focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities law matters, and represents public and private companies in a variety of industries and transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, divestitures, IPOs, securities law matters and corporate governance.  

Gordon’s M&A transactions include representing Meritor in its acquisition by Cummins; MSG Entertainment in its combination with MSG Networks; Pfizer in the $48 billion combination of Upjohn and Mylan; Hexcel Corporation in its announced combination with Woodward Corporation; Apollo Global Management in numerous transactions, including its acquisition of Presidio and sale of Presidio to BC Partners; Michael Dell in the $67 billion combination of Dell and EMC and the $24 billion acquisition of Dell; Lions Gate Entertainment in numerous transactions, including its merger with Starz and acquisition of Summit Entertainment; FMC Corporation in its acquisition of a significant portion of DuPont’s crop protection business and simultaneous sale to DuPont of its Health and Nutrition Business, its $1.8 billion acquisition of Cheminova and the $1.6 billion sale of its Alkali chemical business; Tim Hortons in its $12 billion combination with Burger King; Saks Inc. in its $2.9 billion sale to Hudson’s Bay; Kennedy-Wilson Holdings in its $1.9 billion acquisition of Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC; and Newmont Mining in its $10 billion acquisition of Goldcorp.

Gordon also advises companies in connection with shareholder activism, including in situations involving Elliott Management, Carl Icahn, Starboard, Trian and many others; assists boards of directors and executive teams on self-assessments and corporate governance; represents family offices in connection with investments and transactions; and has worked with growth companies in connection with financings, initial public offerings and other transactions.

Gordon received a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University, graduating first in his class, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude and winning the Victor Brudney Prize.  Gordon is a “highly regarded lawyer” by IFLR1000 and a member of the New York State Bar Association.

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