Insights on M&A Trends: Midyear 2024 Expert Roundtable



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In today’s dynamic market, staying ahead of mergers & acquisition trends is crucial. Many legal professionals are grappling with uncertainties around deal flow, valuation pressures, and industry-specific activity. The year began with a healthy dose of “cautious optimism” for the M&A market, and in this webcast, you’ll hear directly from leading transactional lawyers on what they are seeing in practice, and what they anticipate for the second half of the year.

Join a panel of experts from firms as they share their opinions and discuss:

  • The trends likely to spur or dampen dealmaking activity;
  • Valuation multiples, interest rate and inflationary pressures;
  • Which industries will drive deal volume for the remainder of the year + future projections for the M&A market; and
  • Best practices & technology solutions that can help you.


Josephine Good (Moderator) | Solutions Evangelist | Litera

Josephine Good was an M&A lawyer at Shearman & Sterling, where she worked on a variety of corporate matters focusing on private M&A, private equity, and private funds. In 2021, Josie joined Kira Systems as a Practice Advisor advising law firms across EMEA and APAC on how to best integrate Kira and Litera’s transaction management solutions into their existing workflows. In 2024, she transitioned to a strategic role as a Solutions Evangelist at Litera, where she serves as a product and subject matter expert.

Paul J. Jaskot | Partner | Holland & Knight

Paul J. Jaskot is a corporate services attorney where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate governance, general corporate and financing matters. He counsels a wide range of clients, from early-stage companies to well-established, publicly traded enterprises, to professional services firms.

Kimberly Petillo-Décossard | Partner | White & Case LLP

Kimberly advises public and private companies, boards, founders and family offices on complex business law matters, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions, as well as governance, disclosure and compliance matters. She has experience practicing in a variety of industries, including: biotechnology, energy, financial services, health care, insurance, manufacturing, media, pharmaceutical, retail and technology. Recognized as a Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer in 2022, Kimberly has also twice been named one of the “Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A” by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine, she has been featured in The Deal’s “Top Women of Dealmaking” and she has been named a “Mergers & Acquisitions MVP” by Law360. Kimberly is a highly-sought speaker and author on M&A, transactional matters and corporate governance topics.

Rachel L. Pugliese | Partner | Nixon Peabody LLP

Rachel focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and general corporate work. She also co-leads Nixon Peabody’s Women in Dealmaking initiative. Rachel has represented both public and private buyers and sellers in a variety of transactions, specifically focusing on the middle-market.

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