Patrick Huard and Spencer Kleinhave been named in the 2022MergerLinks Top Dealmakers Rankings. Patrick Huard was once again named aTop 10 Mid Cap M&A Lawyer in North America, while Spencer Klein was named one of the Top 10 Advisor Lawyers in North America.

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Patrick Huard co-chairs MoFo's Private Equity Group and has significant experience representing private equity sponsors in all aspects of their investment activity across a wide variety of industry sectors, including technology, business services, consumer and retail, aerospace, defense and government contracts, and ESG/impact investing. Patrick has enjoyed an active year advising a slew of private equity funds, including Alpine Investors, Altamont Capital Partners, Main Post Partners, Rubicon Technology Partners, San Francisco Equity Partners, and others.

Spencer Klein, co-chair of the firm's global Mergers & Acquisitions Group and head of the Corporate Department in New York, focuses his practice on M+A transactions and related matters such as proxy contests and takeover defense counseling. He has advised on more than 200 successfully closed mergers, tender and exchange offers, stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. He is also a veteran of numerous contested matters and regularly counsels corporate boards and committees in transactional and high-profile corporate governance matters.

Renowned for sophisticated counseling on complex transactions, both domestically and internationally, our global M&A and Private Equity teams are well positioned to serve our international client base in domestic and cross-border deals across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Our truly global M&A practice includes more than 250 Corporate/M&A lawyers located in key technology and financial centers throughout the world.Our global Private Equity practice handles leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, divestures,andjoint ventures.