Jeremy D. London

Jeremy D. London

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions
Jeremy London has been named Skadden’s fourth executive partner, effective April 2024. Mr. London concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities law and general corporate matters.


Mr. London frequently represents acquirers, targets and financial advisors in multibillion-dollar transactions, including public and private acquisitions and divestitures, contested M&A transactions, activist defense and other corporate matters.

Mr. London has been selected repeatedly for inclusion in publications such as Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and IFLR1000. He also has been recognized as an American Lawyer Dealmaker of the Year and among The National Law Journal’s D.C. Dealmakers of the Year.

Mr. London has spent his entire legal career at Skadden, where he has been an active member of firm management. He currently serves as chair of Skadden’s Client Engagement Committee and previously served on its Compensation Committee.

Significant representations include:

Health Care

  • Centene Corp. in its:
    • $17.3 billion merger with WellCare
    • $6.8 billion acquisition of Health Net, Inc.
    • $2.2 billion acquisition of Magellan Health, Inc.
    • pending $1.35 billion sale on Magellan Rx
    • numerous other strategic transactions in the health care sector
  • Highmark, Inc., in its sale of:
    • Davis Vision and a majority stake in Visionworks to Centerbridge
    • its remaining stake in Visionworks to VSP Global
  • The Advisory Board Company in its $2.6 billion sale of its health care business to OptumInsight, Inc. and its education business to affiliates of Vista Equity Partners LLC in response to Elliott Management’s pending activist campaign
  • Amerigroup Corporation in its $4.9 billion merger with WellPoint, Inc.
  • HealthSpring Inc. in its $3.8 billion acquisition by CIGNA Corporation
  • Genesis HealthCare Corporation, a provider of rehabilitation, skilled nursing and assisted living services, in its:
    • $2.4 billion sale of substantially all of its real estate assets to Health Care REIT, Inc.
    • $275 million acquisition of Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.
  • Representaciones e Investigaciones Médicas S.A. de C.V. (Rimsa) in its $2.3 billion acquisition by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
  • Formation Capital in its $870 million acquisition of the U.S. operations of Extendicare
  • Healthscape Advisors in its combination with Convey Health Solutions, a New Mountain Capital portfolio company

Aerospace and Defense

  • Leidos Holdings, Inc. in its $1.65 billion acquisition of Dynetics, Inc.
  • Dubai Aerospace in its:
    • $1.8 billion acquisition of two aviation MRO and FBO portfolio companies from The Carlyle Group
    • $436 million sale of Landmark Aviation to GTCR Golder Rauner, LLC and Encore FBO, LLC. Encore and Landmark Aviation are fixed-base operators that serve the aviation industry
  • Wendel SE:
    • along with its portfolio company AlliedBarton Security Services LLC in AlliedBarton’s merger with Warburg Pincus-backed Universal Services of America, Inc.
    • along with Allied Universal in the sale of a significant stake in Allied Universal to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
    • in its $910 million acquisition of Crisis Prevention Institute from FFL Partners, LLC

Energy and Infrastructure

  • Infrastructure Investments Fund in its:
    • pending $8.1 billion acquisition of South Jersey Industries, Inc.
    • $4.3 billion acquisition of El Paso Electric Company
  • SunEdison, Inc. in numerous transactions in connection with SunEdison’s Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, including its $2.5 billion sale of TerraForm Global, Inc. and a 51% stake in TerraForm Power, Inc. to Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
  • First Solar in connection with the sale of 8point3 Energy Partners to Capital Dynamics for $1.7 billion
  • the special committee of the board of directors of CNX Gas Corporation in the $964 million acquisition by CONSOL Energy Inc. of the remaining stake in CNX Gas which CONSOL did not own
  • Électricité de France S.A. in its $4.5 billion acquisition of a 49.9% stake in the nuclear business of Constellation Energy Group, Inc.
  • Duke Energy in its:
    • $36 billion merger of equals with Cinergy
    • spin-off of its natural gas businesses to form Spectra Energy
  • Spectra Energy in several public debt and equity offerings
  • ArcLight Capital Partners LLC and its affiliate Terra-Gen Power LLC in the acquisition and project financing of an 824 MW renewable power portfolio

Technology and Telecommunications

  • Sprint Nextel Corporation in its $21.6 billion sale of a 78% stake to Softbank Corporation (named as the Global M&A Deal of the Year: Grand Prize by The American Lawyer); and its acquisition of the shares of Clearwire Corporation it did not already own. Both transactions were recognized in the Financial Times’ U.S. Innovative Lawyers report
  • Dell Technologies Inc. in its $4 billion sale of Boomi, Inc. to Francisco Partners and TPG Capital
  • Dassault Systèmes (France) in its $5.8 billion acquisition of Medidata Solutions, Inc.

Real Estate

  • Brookfield in the $11.4 billion acquisition of Forest City Realty Trust Inc. by a Brookfield real estate investment fund
  • Ivanhoé Cambridge, Inc. in its $3.5 billion acquisition of IDI Logistics, LLC from Brookfield
  • Forestar Group Inc. in:
    • the unsolicited, but subsequently agreed upon, acquisition of a 75% stake for $605 million by D.R. Horton, Inc.
    • its proposed, but terminated, $605 million acquisition by Starwood Capital Group

Sports and Retail

  • an investment group led by Zygmunt Wilf in the acquisition of the Minnesota Vikings NFL franchise
  • Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. in its:
    • unsolicited, but subsequently agreed upon, $1.8 billion acquisition by The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. Mr. London was named as one of The American Lawyer’s Dealmakers of the Year for his role in the transaction
    • proposed, but subsequently terminated, acquisition of Eddie Bauer LLC
  • Performance Food Group Company in its:
    • $2.5 billion acquisition of Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc.
    • $2 billion acquisition of Reinhart FoodService
    • acquisition of Merchants Foodservice
    • proposed but terminated acquisition of 11 distribution centers from US Foods Inc. and Sysco Corporation
  • Cava Group, Inc. in its $300 million acquisition of Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc. and several financings
  • Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group in its $325 million acquisition of Barteca Holdings and related acquisition financing



  • J.D., The George Washington University School of Law, 1997 (with highest honors; Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1993


  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

Jeremy D. London

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions