Lauren S. BoehmkePartner
Lauren S. BoehmkePartner
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.
Lauren was named to Bloomberg Law’s 2022 “They’ve Got Next: The 40 Under 40,” which recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding young lawyers nationwide and The Hollywood Reporter’s “Hollywood’s Top Dealmakers of 2022: The 360-Degree Thinkers.” She is also a member of S&C’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 also recently served as co-chair of the corporate subcommittee of the New York City Bar Association Sports Law Committee.
- 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 spin-off of WarnerMedia (U.S.) into Discovery (U.S.), under which WarnerMedia combined with Discovery, which created a premier, standalone global entertainment company
- AT&T (U.S.) as an investor in Hello Sunshine (U.S.), a media company founded by Reese Witherspoon, in Hello Sunshine’s transaction involving a majority investment from a newly formed company backed by Blackstone (U.S.)
- CONMED (U.S.) in its acquisition of Biorez (U.S.) for up to $250 million, acquisition of In2Bones Global (U.S.) for up to $255 million, 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 $4.3 billion LBO of 51job by a buyout group that included 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
- Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Teck Resources (Canada) in the pending spin-off of Teck's steelmaking coal business to separate Teck into Teck Metals (Canada) and Elk Valley Resources (Canada), and in the proposed six-year sunset for the multiple voting rights attached to the Class A common shares of Teck
Lauren regularly contributes to thought leadership in the M&A and corporate governance space. For example, she recently co-authored the United States chapter on shareholder activism for the seventh edition of The Shareholder Rights and Activism Review. Lauren has also participated in S&C’s Critical Insights podcast series.