Skadden is pleased to announce that Michael S. Ringler has joined the firm’s Palo Alto office as a partner in its Corporate/M&A practice. Most recently, Mr. Ringler practiced in the Palo Alto and San Francisco offices of another global law firm, where he advised boards, special committees and management teams on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters.
Mr. Ringler represents clients on a wide range of strategic M&A transactions, including divestitures, joint ventures and other transformative business combinations. He also advises on corporate control issues, including unsolicited acquisition proposals, hostile takeovers, proxy contests and shareholder activism. Some of his recent, notable representations include advising CA Technologies in its $19 billion sale to Broadcom; AppDynamics in its $3.8 billion sale to Cisco; Trulia in its $3.5 billion merger with Zillow; and Flatiron Health in its $2 billion sale to Roche. With an emphasis on the technology and life sciences sectors, he has been recognized repeatedly by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, the Daily Journal and The Recorder as a top lawyer in his field; and, earlier in his career, The New York Times named him among the “next generation of deal makers.”
“Mike has a well-established reputation as a trusted adviser to boards and C-level executives,” said Leif King, head of Skadden’s Palo Alto office Corporate/M&A practice. “With more than 20 years representing companies on their most high-profile transactions and complex governance issues, Mike’s experience will be of tremendous value to our clients.”
“I have worked across the table from Skadden lawyers on numerous occasions, and I have seen firsthand the skill, creativity and client service they bring to bear,” said Mr. Ringler. “I am thrilled to practice alongside such highly regarded colleagues across the firm’s platform.”
Mr. Ringler received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the editorial board of The M&A Lawyer.