Corporate > AG Deal Diary > Featured Contributor of the Month: Q&A with Dan Fisher
14 Feb '14

Dan Fisher is a corporate partner in Akin Gump’s Washington D.C. office whose focus is on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Recently, he has blogged about Delaware cases affecting the M&A practice and the financial provisions reviewed in a deal term study. You can read his posts here and here.

What is your main practice area?

I practice at the nexus of M&A, private equity and restructuring. I represent large public companies in traditional M&A transactions, private equity firms and their portfolio companies in transactions and their day-to-day legal needs, and creditors of all sorts (with special experience representing convertible noteholders) in the financial distress and restructuring context.

What hot issues and trends are you currently seeing?

A definite increase in deal activity in the health care and TMT sectors, shareholder activists becoming involved with some very large public companies, and low interest rates and inflation continuing to drive corporate cash balances and deal structures.

What are you currently working on that you never expected to be?

I spent the first six years of my career doing exclusively public-public M&A, hostile takeovers and proxy fights, so the expansion of my practice to private equity and restructuring has really broadened my horizons and skill set.

Which blogs/websites do you read the most?

In addition to the usual suspects (DealBook, DealLawyers, WSJ Law Blog and the Harvard Law School Blog), I read Deadspin, Marginal Revolution, Volokh and Gizmodo.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Spend time with my family (wife and three boys), and I’ve recently taken up competitive powerlifting.