Michael Crowley focuses on domestic and international public and private mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and strategic investments, and equity and debt financing transactions. He also advises clients on corporate governance and securities disclosure and compliance matters.

Mr. Crowley’s recent experience includes advising:

  • Stryker Corporation in its proposed $5.4 billion acquisition of Wright Medical Group N.V.; 
  • Essendant Inc. in its proposed but terminated $680 million acquisition of Genuine Parts Company’s business products group in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction and its subsequent $996 million acquisition by Staples, Inc.;
  • TCP International Holdings, Ltd. in its acquisition by Quality Light Source GmbH;
  • Cardinal Health, Inc. in its $6.1 billion acquisition of Medtronic plc’s medical supplies businesses;
  • American Equity Investment Life Holding Company in a $500 million notes offering;
  • O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. in its acquisitions of assets from Bond Auto Parts, Inc. and Bennett Auto Supply, Inc.; and
  • PEAK6 Investments, L.P. in its PIPE investment in Spark Networks, Inc.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Crowley practiced as an associate in the mergers and acquisitions group of another major U.S. law firm in New York.



  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2012
  • B.A., Middlebury College, 2005


  • Illinois
  • New York

Michael C. Crowley

Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions