Peter G. Samuels is a Partner in the Corporate Department of Proskauer and has served as co-head of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Mr. Samuels advises boards of directors and activist shareholders on corporate governance and issues relating to strategic considerations, affiliated party transactions, and related matters. Illustrative transactions handled by Mr. Samuels include: Grifols S.A.’s $4 billion acquisition of Talecris Biotherapeutics closed in June 2011; representation of the founder and largest shareholder of Affiliated Computer Services in its $6.4 billion merger with Xerox Corporation closed in February 2010; Intellon Corporation’s merger with Atheros closed in December 2009; Neuberger Berman’s management buyout from Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. closed in April 2009; and Andrx Corporation’s $1.9 billion merger with Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mr. Samuels was the featured “Dealmaker in the Spotlight” for the September 2010 issue of the American Lawyer. He is a frequent lecturer on mergers and acquisitions and related topics, and has chaired panels for the Practising Law Institute, University of Pennsylvania Law School, the European American Chamber of Commerce, and various other organizations. He serves on the Board of Advisors of the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law and Economics.