Lyle G. Ganske

Jones Day
Cleveland and Houston

Practice Area: M&A

BTI Client Service All Star History
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2017
  • 2019
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“Lyle's deep experience in our industry make him invaluable to us.”
“His history with our company means his knowledge runs deep and we can trust his recommendations.”


"The goal of exceptional client service is a 20-year relationship, or more. If you can develop a true relationship... it serves the Firm, the lawyer, the client, but most importantly it makes what we do more fun. I have worked with most of our clients for over 20 years, and that is one of the great pleasures in my life."

– Lyle G. Ganske


Lyle Ganske is Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Houston Office and serves as the Firm’s Chair of Boardroom Development and Strategic Transactions. He advises significant companies, focusing primarily on M&A, takeovers, takeover preparedness, corporate governance, executive compensation, and general corporate counseling. Lyle has been involved in over 50 transactions that each had a value in excess of $1 billion and over 50 proxy contests and battles for corporate control. He represents the boards of approximately 100 public companies on fiduciary duty-related matters. He has experience with M&A involving an array of businesses, including telecom, energy, manufacturing, retailing, and process industries.

Representative transactions include: Nextel Communications’ $46.5 billion merger-of-equals with Sprint, Albertsons’ $17.4 billion acquisition by a consortium of investors, Federated Department Stores’ $17 billion acquisition of May Department Stores, Procter & Gamble’s $3.3 billion divestiture of Folgers, The Lubrizol Corporation’s $9.7 billion acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway, Goodrich Corporation’s $18.4 billion merger with United Technologies, and the $4.75 billion cash-and-stock sale of Exelis to Harris Corporation.

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