+1-212-277-4050

Ethan Klingsberg

Partner, Head of US Corporate and M&A
Freshfields
New York

Practice Area: Capital Markets, Corporate, M&A

    All-Star

    ALL-STAR BIOGRAPHY

    Ethan’s practice comprises corporate, public company board of directors, M&A and SEC matters.

    He has been repeatedly named a “BTI Client Service All-Star” based on the survey of general counsels of the Fortune 1000, a Law360 M&A “MVP,” one of the top four M&A lawyers in North America for 2020 by MergerLinks, and among only 30 “Legends of 2020” by Lawdragon, as well as having been selected, for a number of different assignments, as “Dealmaker of the Year,” “Dealmaker of the Week” and “Dealmaker in the Spotlight” by The American Lawyer and The Deal, and as a recipient of the Burton Award for Legal Achievement for writing on fiduciary duties. He is recognized as one of the country’s leading corporate lawyers in every major guide, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Legal 500 US, IFLR1000 and The Lawdragon 500 (the 500 most influential lawyers in the country).

    Ethan has helped a number of companies prevail against, manage and work constructively with “activist stockholders,” including in scenarios where these stockholders have board seats, are seeking board seats and do not have board seats. Experience includes responding to Brave Warrior, Corvex, Duquesne, Elliott, Engine, Franklin Mutual, Harbinger, Icahn, JANA, Paulson, Pershing Square, Relational, Starboard and Trian. For this and other work on behalf of clients, he is recognized as a leader in the category of Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards by Legal 500 US.

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    +1-212-277-4050

    Ethan Klingsberg

    Partner, Head of US Corporate and M&A
    Freshfields
    New York

    Practice Area: Capital Markets, Corporate, M&A

    M&A All-Star

    WHAT CLIENTS SAY

    "Ethan is a consummate deal maker.”
    "He knows how to put things together and thinks ahead.”
    "Ethan is good with the complex and with all sides involved.”


    MY CLIENT PHILOSOPHY

    "Be simultaneously and relentlessly empathetic and innovative. Feel free to be extraordinary on all aspects of the engagement – process, responsiveness, quality, communications, tactics, strategy and substance."

    – Ethan Klingsberg

    ALL-STAR BIOGRAPHY

    Ethan’s practice comprises corporate, public company board of directors, M&A and SEC matters.

    He has been repeatedly named a “BTI Client Service All-Star” based on the survey of general counsels of the Fortune 1000, a Law360 M&A “MVP,” one of the top four M&A lawyers in North America for 2020 by MergerLinks, and among only 30 “Legends of 2020” by Lawdragon, as well as having been selected, for a number of different assignments, as “Dealmaker of the Year,” “Dealmaker of the Week” and “Dealmaker in the Spotlight” by The American Lawyer and The Deal, and as a recipient of the Burton Award for Legal Achievement for writing on fiduciary duties. He is recognized as one of the country’s leading corporate lawyers in every major guide, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Legal 500 US, IFLR1000 and The Lawdragon 500 (the 500 most influential lawyers in the country).

    Ethan has helped a number of companies prevail against, manage and work constructively with “activist stockholders,” including in scenarios where these stockholders have board seats, are seeking board seats and do not have board seats. Experience includes responding to Brave Warrior, Corvex, Duquesne, Elliott, Engine, Franklin Mutual, Harbinger, Icahn, JANA, Paulson, Pershing Square, Relational, Starboard and Trian. For this and other work on behalf of clients, he is recognized as a leader in the category of Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards by Legal 500 US.

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