Melissa Sawyer and Jeff Wall have been elected to The American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and improve the law.
Melissa Sawyer is the Global Head of S&C’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group and co-head of the Firm’s Corporate Governance Practice. In addition to advising clients on public and private M&A transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, she regularly advises clients on corporate governance, activism and takeover defense matters. Her work spans multiple industries, including consumer and retail, TMT, technology, industrials and life sciences.
Jeff Wall is the head of S&C’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice and a former Acting Solicitor General of the United States. He has argued 30 cases in the Supreme Court in areas including securities, class actions, arbitration, intellectual property, taxation, labor and employment, bankruptcy, preemption, the False Claims Act, the First Amendment, and criminal law and procedure. He also represents clients in complex civil and criminal matters at the trial level and counsels clients on strategic legal issues arising from litigation, legislation, or governmental oversight or investigation.
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