M&A: Margaret Inouye and associates Elisabeth McNeil and Eric Taylor. Antitrust: Ramona Emerson, of counsel Richard Price, and associate Christopher Wyant. (All are in Seattle, except for Portland, Oregonbased Price.) The firm was counsel to Western Wireless Corporation from its formation in 1988 and to VoiceStream from its spin-off from Western Wireless in 1994. Western Wireless used Wachtell on its 2005 sale to Alltel Corporation.
Telecommunications: Nancy Victory and Richard Wiley. (Both are in Washington, D.C.)
For target MetroPCS Communications Inc. (Richardson, Texas)
General counsel Mark Stachiw and assistant general counsel Melanie Stapp Klint.
Corporate: Jeffrey Chapman, Robert Little, and associate Travis Souza. Finance: Joerg Esdorn, Darius Mehraban, and associate Stewart Ross. Tax: David Sinak. Employee benefits and executive compensation: David Schiller and associate Krista Hanvey. Antitrust: M. Sean Royall and associate Adam Di Vincenzo. Technology: Stephan Nordahl and associate Daniel Angel. (All are in Dallas except for the following: Esdorn, Mehraban, Ross, Nordahl, and Angel are in New York; and Di Vincenzo is in Washington, D.C.) Chapman represented the company in 2005 when Madison Dearborn Partners LLC and TA Associates Inc. made a $600 million investment in MetroPCS. At the time Chapman was a partner at Vinson & Elkins. He moved to Gibson Dunn last year.
Antitrust: C. Scott Hataway and associates Noah Pinegar and Michael Wise. (All are in Washington, D.C.) MetroPCS general counsel Stachiw once practiced at the firm, which helped advise MetroPCS on its failed bid for Leap Wireless International Inc. Hataway joined Paul Hastings last year from Howrey.