Jonathan M. Lee

Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions


Jonathan M. Lee focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities and general corporate law matters. Mr. Lee regularly advises public and private companies in a variety of U.S. and cross-border transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, auctions, carve-outs, investments, financings, restructurings, financial advisor engagements and SPAC transactions. In recognition of his work, Mr. Lee was named one of Best Lawyers’ Ones To Watch in 2024.

Selected representations by Mr. Lee include:

  • International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. in the pending $810 million sale of its cosmetic ingredients business to Clariant AG
  • Orum Therapeutics, Inc. in the $180 million sale of its ORM-6151 program to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • the CEO of Radius Global Infrastructure, Inc. in the company’s $3 billion acquisition by EQT Active Core Infrastructure and Public Sector Pension Investment Board
  • SMS Assist, L.L.C. in its $950 million merger with Lessen Inc.
  • Theravance Biopharma in the $1.5 billion sale of its interests in Theravance Royalty Company LLC, representing its TRELEGY ELLIPTA royalty interests, to Royalty Pharma plc and related $40 million investment in Theravance Biopharma’s ampreloxetine program
  • FaZe Clan Inc. in its $1 billion merger with B. Riley Principal 150 Merger Corp.
  • Danaher Corporation in its acquisition of InSilixa, Inc.
  • Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp. in its $2.1 billion merger with Wheels Up Partners Holdings LLC
  • Social Capital Hedosophia in its $3.7 billion merger with Clover Health Investments, Corp.
  • AP WIP Investments Holdings in its $860 million acquisition by Landscape Acquisition Holdings
  • CPI International, Inc. (previously a portfolio company of Veritas Capital and now a portfolio company of Odyssey Investment Partners) in its:
    • acquisition of SATCOM Technologies, the antenna systems business of General Dynamics Mission Systems
    • disposition of ASC Signal Holdings Corporation to Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.
  • Red Hat, Inc. in its $34 billion acquisition by IBM
  • Express Scripts Holding Company in its $67 billion acquisition by Cigna Corporation
  • Veritas Capital and certain of its portfolio companies in various transactions and corporate matters, including Verscend Technologies, Inc. (n/k/a Cotiviti, Inc., a portfolio company of Veritas Capital) in its $4.9 billion acquisition of Cotiviti Holdings, Inc.
  • Rite Aid Corporation in various transactions and corporate matters, including its:
    • $4.4 billion sale of 1,932 stores and related assets to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
    • proposed (but terminated) merger with Albertsons Companies, Inc.
  • Mars, Incorporated in various transactions and corporate matters
  • financial advisors, including Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Centerview Partners LLC, in numerous transactions

Mr. Lee is actively involved in Skadden’s training and recruiting programs.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2016 (magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal)
  • M.S., Georgetown University, 2012
  • B.A., Cornell University, 2011


  • New York

Jonathan M. Lee

Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions