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James R. Griffin (JD '96) Named 2019 Lawyer of the Year in Dallas/Fort Worth

August 23, 2018 | Pepperdine Law alumnus James R. Griffin (JD '96) has been named a Best Lawyers 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Dallas/Fort Worth for Corporate Governance Law. Griffin is a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, located in Dallas.

Via the Weil, Gotshal & Manges press release:

The lawyers honored as the Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" are those who received the highest voting averages during the peer-review assessments Best Lawyers conducts, reflecting the deep respect they have earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and practice areas for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Griffin is a Mergers & Acquisitions partner in the Firm's Dallas Corporate Department and represents both private and publicly held companies from a broad range of industries in mergers and acquisitions and related transactions, including public and private company mergers, stock acquisitions, asset acquisitions, tender offers, divestitures, auction transactions, defensive strategies and going-private transactions. He also advises boards and special committees on fiduciary duties in the M&A context.

Recognized by Best Lawyers for Corporate Governance Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law since 2008, Griffin has also been named a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA in 2018; is recommended in M&A for Mega-Deals ($1bn+) by Legal 500 US in 2018; has been recognized as a Dallas 500 Business Leader in M&A by D CEO Magazine in 2018; and been named among a select list of 100 attorneys and executives who have had an impact on business and legal matters in communities across the U.S. by the Business Journals in 2018.