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Sam Williams, Partner, Brown Rudnick

Sam Williams has nearly three decades of experience and concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, venture capital, licensing and strategic partnerships and international law. He counsels publicly and privately held corporations in a variety of industries including businesses in the financial services, information technology, semiconductor, communications and other high technology sectors, and life sciences.

Sam has structured numerous types of acquisitions, including auctions, open and closed bid transactions, MOEs, LBOs, acquisitions and dispositions of product lines, divisions and businesses, cross-border transactions, options, earnouts, tax free deals, exclusive licensing, secured party sales and forward and reverse triangular mergers.

Sam has considerable experience guiding clients in formulating their intellectual property, licensing and distribution arrangements and in establishing domestic and multinational strategic partnerships.

Sam advises clients in complying with securities laws in proxy solicitations, the ongoing reporting requirements of public companies, antitakeover techniques, corporate governance matters and a broad range of other matters affecting companies and their officers, directors and committees, including executive compensation.

Sam has successfully defended clients against shareholder activists, and shareholder activists against companies.

Sam is consistently recognized in Chambers & Partners USA, and is also recognized by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Corporate Law.

Sam is Chair of Global Integration & Cross-Selling at Brown Rudnick.