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Global M&A Management: Insights from the Field

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 59 minutes
Recorded Date: September 26, 2017
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11:45 am - 12:45 pm
  • How disruptive developments lead to new deal structures and challenges
  • How W&I insurance changes the dynamics of SPA negotiations
  • Doing deals with US Corporates – A European perspective
  • How to deal with different practices regarding deal terms in international transactions
Runtime: 59 minutes
Recorded: September 26, 2017
For NY - Difficulty Level: Experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)


Topics addressed will include protecting intellectual property, foreign governing laws, handling disputes and working with foreign legal consultants. Takeaways include: -- Dealing with the growing volume/complexities of global regulations -- Performing due diligence and managing IP in an int'l acquisition -- Tips relating to costs, budgeting, outside counsel fees.

This program was recorded as part of ALM and Corporate Counsel's 29th Annual General Counsel Conference on September 26th, 2017.

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Dr. Hilke Herchen


Corporate partner Hilke Herchen is a transaction specialist who advises large and medium-sized companies in Germany and abroad, international groups as well as strategic investors on mergers and acquisitions, corporate actions and restructurings. She advises stock corporations and groups on an ongoing basis on complex corporate law issues. Hilke’s work is highly recommended in law firm guides and she has special energy (renewable energy) as well as TMC (technology, media and communications) sector expertise. She joined CMS in 2002 and has been a partner since 2008. In 2005, Hilke was seconded to CMS in Moscow.

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Amy Rocklin

Director of Law, Science & Technology Division and M&A IP
Corning Incorporated

Amy M. Rocklin is Director of Law at Corning. In her role, Amy leads the team of lawyers and staff responsible for legal matters in the Science & Technology division, which includes Emerging Innovations, Global Research, and Manufacturing Technology & Engineering. Amy also is responsible for intellectual property in company-wide mergers and acquisitions. Amy joined Corning in 2011 from Smiths Group where she was Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of the Detection division.

Prior to that, she held positions at Foley & Lardner and Banner & Witcoff.

Amy received her Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School and holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from California State University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics from University of Minnesota. She is a member of the New York, Virginia and District of Columbia bars, and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Colin Murphy

Global Vice President

Colin is an analytical corporate strategy executive who brings a pragmatic, operational approach to growing the business and expanding its profitability. Mr. Murphy is currently responsible for corporate strategy and M&A at Unisys, a leading player in the IT services space with a rich 100 year history. Colin is focused on driving transformation at Unisys through setting the corporate direction and executing the critical near and long-term strategic moves required to realize that direction. Before joining Unisys, Mr. Murphy was at Fortune 1000 enterprise software leader CA Technologies in New York City. There, he served as an executive in the corporate strategy/M&A team, led portfolio strategy for a multi-billion dollar division, served as an acquisition integration executive, and also served as a P&L leader in the company’s cybersecurity business.

Prior to CA Technologies, Mr. Murphy held both corporate strategy and operational roles at The Boeing Company in Seattle. Before his corporate career, Colin was also an Engagement Manager at global management consulting firm Oliver Wyman where he focused on the revenue and cost side of the equation for Enterprise Technology and Transportation companies. Colin also spent several years at global consulting firm Deloitte.

Colin holds two graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (MBA, Public Policy) and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Sciences & Technology from Pennsylvania State University. In his spare time, Colin enjoys running, coaching team sports, staying current on public policy and reading about American history.

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Walter Siegel

Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Henry Schein

Now in his third year, Mr. Siegel currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

Mr. Siegel directs the Company's worldwide legal functions and activities, advising the Company on a broad range of legal matters affecting various business units. Mr. Siegel manages the Company's mergers and acquisitions activities, litigation portfolio, intellectual property portfolio, and SEC reporting. He also manages input from outside counsel on corporate and litigation matters, and oversees and participates in drafting a broad range of commercial documents and contracts between the Company's business units (and affiliates) and third parties.

Mr. Siegel comes to Henry Schein with a diverse and wide background of legal expertise, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, securities, litigation and regulatory. Mr. Siegel previously held the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Standard Microsystems Corporation, a publicly traded global semiconductor company. Mr. Siegel is a Yale Law School graduate.

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