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Lauren S. Boehmke

Partner

Lauren S. Boehmke

Partner
New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
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Lauren is a partner in the Firm’s General Practice Group. She advises clients on a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including public and private M&A, corporate governance, activism and takeover defense, and other public company advisory matters. Lauren has represented clients across the industry spectrum, including in the consumer & retail, sports, media and entertainment, healthcare, technology and power & utilities industries. She is a member of the Firm’s Women’s Initiative Committee and the recipient of the inaugural Alexandra D. Korry Award given to a member of the S&C community who has demonstrated commitment and leadership to the advancement of women in the legal profession.
 
Lauren is a co-chair of the corporate subcommittee of the New York City Bar Association Sports Law Committee.

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • AMC Networks (U.S.) in its initial control investment in RLJ Entertainment (U.S.) and its going private acquisition of the remainder of RLJ Entertainment, as well as its investments in fuboTV (U.S.) and the BritBox SVOD platform with BBC (U.K.) and ITV (U.K.), and a variety of corporate governance and board related matters
  • AT&T (U.S.) in its pending spin-off of WarnerMedia (U.S.) into Discovery (U.S.), under which WarnerMedia will combine with Discovery to create a premier, standalone global entertainment company
  • CONMED (U.S.) in the change of its state of incorporation from New York to Delaware, $365 million acquisition of Buffalo Filter (U.S.), $265 million acquisition of SurgiQuest (U.S.) and in connection with a variety of corporate governance and board related matters
  • Connecticut Water Service (U.S.) in its $1.1 billion acquisition by SJW Group (U.S.)
  • Diageo (U.K.) in its acquisitions of Loyal 9 Cocktails from Sons of Liberty Spirits (U.S.), and Lone River Ranch Water from Far West Spirits (U.S.)
  • Kraft Foods Group (U.S.) in its $55 billion merger with H.J. Heinz Company (U.S.) to create The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Manhattan Mini Storage (U.S.) in its acquisition by StorageMart (U.S.)
  • Madison Square Garden Sports (U.S.) in the 2020 spin-off separating its sports and entertainment businesses, the sale of its 50% interest in its Azoff MSG Entertainment joint venture and a variety of corporate governance, board and league related matters
  • MSG Networks (U.S.) in the 2015 spin-off of its sports and entertainment business into a separate publicly traded company, The Madison Square Garden Company (U.S.)
  • Panera Bread Company (U.S.) in its $7.5 billion acquisition by JAB (Luxembourg)
  • Peabody Energy Corporation (U.S.) in its agreement with Elliott Management (U.S.) providing for the addition of four new directors to Peabody’s board
  • Recruit Holdings (Japan), 51job’s (China) largest shareholder, in connection with the pending LBO of 51job by a buyout group that includes 51job’s CEO Rick Yan, Recruit, DCP Capital Partners (China) and Ocean Link Partners (China)
  • Stemcentrx (U.S.) in its $9.8 billion acquisition by AbbVie (U.S.)
  • Tanker Investments (Marshall Islands) Special Committee of the Board of Directors in connection with Tanker Investments’ merger with Teekay Tankers (Marshall Islands) to create a company with combined total assets of $2.4 billion 
Lauren regularly contributes to thought leadership in the M&A and corporate governance space. For example, she recently co-authored an article for Corporate Secretary titled, “How COVID-19 is changing the general counsel’s leadership role,” in which she examined the roles and responsibilities of general counsel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lauren has also participated in S&C’s Critical Insights podcast series.