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Regina L. Readling

Special Counsel

Regina L. Readling

Special Counsel
New York +1-212-558-4000+1-212-558-4000 +1-212-558-3588+1-212-558-3588
[email protected]
Regina Readling is a special counsel in Sullivan & Cromwell’s General Practice Group. Her practice focuses on compensation matters arising in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, as well as governance, disclosure and compliance issues.

Ms. Readling is an active member of the SUNY Buffalo Law School Alumni NYC Steering Committee and the Buffalo Law Review Alumni Board of Consultants and has also served as a mentor for students enrolled in SUNY Buffalo Law School’s Program in Finance and Law.

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • Amazon.com (U.S.) in its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market (U.S.) (2017)
  • Bausch Health (formerly Valeant Pharmaceuticals) (Canada) in its $15.8 billion acquisition of Salix Pharmaceuticals (U.S.) (2015)
  • Diageo (U.K.) in its $1 billion acquisition of Casamigos (U.S.) from founders George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman (2017)
  • Dyax (U.S.) in its $5.9 billion acquisition by Shire (Ireland) (2015)
  • Enbridge (Canada) in its $43 billion acquisition of Spectra Energy (U.S.) (2016)
  • EverBank Financial (U.S.) in its acquisition by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (U.S.) (2016)
  • Fiserv (U.S.) in its $22 billion acquisition of First Data Corporation (U.S.) (2019)
  • Goldman Sachs Bank (U.S.) in its acquisition of Clarity Money (U.S.) (2018) and acquisition of GE Capital Bank’s (U.S.) online deposit platform and assumption of its online deposits (2015)
  • Harris Corporation (U.S.) in its $35 billion merger of equals with L3 Technologies (U.S.) to form L3Harris Technologies (U.S.) (2019) and $350 million sale of its Night Vision business to Elbit Systems of America (U.S.), a subsidiary of Elbit Systems (Israel) (2019)
  • KCG Holdings (U.S.) in its $1.4 billion acquisition by Virtu Financial (U.S.) (2017)
  • Kite Pharma (U.S.) in its $11.9 billion acquisition by Gilead Sciences (U.S.) (2017)
  • Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services (U.S.) in its $1.3 billion acquisition by Advisor Group (U.S.) (2019)
  • Merck KGaA (Germany) in its $6.4 billion acquisition of Versum Materials (U.S.) (2019)
  • NorthStar Asset Management Group (U.S.) in its $6 billion merger of equals with Colony Capital (U.S.) and NorthStar Realty Finance (U.S.), creating a world-class, internally-managed, diversified real estate and investment management platform (2016)
  • The Priceline Group (U.S.) in its $2.6 billion acquisition of OpenTable (U.S.) (2014)
  • Royal Philips (Netherlands) in multiple transactions, including its $2 billion acquisition of The Spectranetics Corporation (U.S.) (2017)
  • Sotheby’s (U.S.) in its $3.7 billion acquisition by BidFair USA, an entity wholly owned by media and telecom entrepreneur as well as art collector, Patrick Drahi (2019)