LARRY BRAUN: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP - Partner
Larry Braun is the former Co-Leader of Sheppard Mullin’s Corporate Practice Group. In addition to his law degree, Braun holds an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and has attained the New Jersey CPA Certificate Requirements. He was previously a managing director of the largest private investment banking firm on the west coast. Braun is resident in the firm’s Los Angeles office where he represents public and private companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities and general business.
Braun is an advisor to clients ranging from family-owned businesses to multi-national corporations in many diverse industries such as high-tech and computers, healthcare, consumer goods, aerospace and defense, and grocery and food service. His principal areas of practice are general corporate law, corporate finance and securities law, mergers and acquisition transactions, contractual matters (including licensing and distribution arrangements), healthcare transactions and general business counseling.
JEFFREY H. COHEN: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP - Partner
Jeffrey H. Cohen began his career at Skadden as a summer associate and has been integral to the growth and development of the firm’s Los Angeles office and its corporate practice. Cohen has served as the head of the Corporate Group in Skadden’s Los Angeles office for over 15 years and has been instrumental in its rise to prominence. The group has been at the forefront of global M&A capability and boasts the capacity to handle the largest and most complex corporate finance and M&A transactions on behalf of domestic and international clients.
In addition, Cohen has been a leader in innovative private equity transactions. He is extremely client-focused and is highly skilled at getting the toughest deals successfully completed. Cohen’s extensive experience, creativity and background in finance enable him to effectively address clients’ business needs. Clients frequently call on Cohen to handle some of their most complex matters. One example is his work for AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc. in its $4.2 billion acquisition by Tyson Foods, Inc.
EVA DAVIS: Winston & Strawn LLP - Partner
Eva Davis is Co-Chair of the Private Equity Practice at Winston & Strawn, a leadership role in which she is spearheading the strategic global expansion of the firm’s private equity practice, with a particular focus on the West Coast. In addition to this role, which has established her as a valuable member of the firm’s management team, Davis is a renowned dealmaker with an emphasis on U.S. and cross-border transactions.