Patricia is a partner with the firm’s Delaware Corporate Counseling Group. She regularly provides advice on corporate governance matters and a variety of corporate transactions for publicly traded and privately held corporations. Patricia is often called upon to advise on mergers and acquisitions, financings, asset sales and other significant transactions. Her work includes structuring complex transactions and often involves counseling boards of directors and board committees on their fiduciary duties and the technical aspects of Delaware corporate law. She also provides formal legal opinions on issues involving Delaware corporate law.
Patricia is actively involved with the American Bar Association’s Mergers & Acquisitions Committee and Corporate Laws Committee, and is Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Acquisitions of Public Companies and Co-Chair of the Joint Task Force on Governance Issues in Business Combinations.
Patricia is a member of the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and, in that capacity, participates in the annual review of, and preparation of amendments to, the Delaware General Corporation Law. She was appointed in 2012 by the Delaware Supreme Court to serve as a member of the court’s Board on Professional Responsibility. Patricia also frequently speaks on Delaware corporate law issues at corporate law seminars and symposia around the country, including the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, the University of Texas Mergers & Acquisitions Institute, the Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute, the Northwestern Law Securities Regulation Institute and the ABA National M&A Institute.
She has been named by Chambers USA as a leading Delaware Corporate/M&A practitioner since 2014 and as one of the leading M&A lawyers by The International Who’s Who of Merger & Acquisition Lawyers 2014 and Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance since 2015. She also was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers Business Edition’s Women in the Law for Corporate Governance Law in 2016 and 2017.