Goodwin Procter Gains Executive Compensation Partner (Silicon Valley)

Watanabe Nason is pleased to announce that Alessandra Murata is joining Goodwin Procter as a partner in their Silicon Valley office. Ms. Murata was formerly with Skadden.

Ms. Murata advises public and private companies, boards, private equity clients, asset managers and members of management on executive compensation and benefits issues arising in the context of mergers, acquisitions, initial public offerings and other extraordinary corporate events, including private equity and leveraged buyout transactions.

Her representations include handling executive compensation matters in the following transactions:

Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. in its $8.4 billion acquisition by Weyerhauser Co.; Hewlett-Packard Co. in its acquisition of Voltage Security, Inc.; XTO Energy Inc. in its $41 billion stock-for-stock merger with Exxon Mobil Corporation; BlackRock in its $13.5 billion acquisition of the Barclays Global Investors business from Barclays;

Wisconsin Energy Corp. in its $9.1 billion acquisition of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. and LSI Corporation in its $6.6 billion acquisition by Avago Technologies Limited.

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