Bradley Faris is Chair of the Chicago Corporate Department and Vice Chair of the firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. Mr. Faris has a broad mergers and acquisitions practice, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, friendly and unsolicited tender offers, going-private transactions, takeover defense counseling and advising independent directors in conflict of interest transactions. Mr. Faris has represented public and private companies such as Koch Industries, Inc., Georgia-Pacific LLC, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, A.O. Smith Corporation and Accuride Corporation, as well as private equity firms such as GTCR and Silverfleet Capital. Mr. Faris also has represented financial advisors in mergers and acquisitions transactions, including Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and UBS Investment Bank.
Mr. Faris regularly speaks and writes on mergers and acquisitions-related topics, including new developments in public company mergers and acquisitions and takeover defense. Recent publications by Mr. Faris include “The Resurgent Rights Plan: Recent Poison Pill Developments and Trends” and “Special Negotiating Committees: If, When, Who and How—A Guide for the General Counsel.”
Mr. Faris is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association.