Diane Frankle

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP


Diane Frankle concentrates in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, disclosure, anti-takeover counseling, internal investigations, public offerings and executive compensation. Among her clients are publicly traded and privately held companies engaged in U.S. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and leveraged buyouts. She regularly advises clients in a wide variety of mergers, acquisitions and change of control transactions. She also advises boards of directors and audit, compensation, nominating and special committees, including representation on corporate governance matters and disclosure issues, and in internal investigations and related party transactions. Ms. Frankle represents public companies in the implementation of anti-takeover measures, disclosure obligations, executive compensation issues and insider trading compliance. She also represents companies in public and private offerings of equity, strategic alliances and joint ventures. She is a member of the ABA's M&A Committee and co-chairs the ABA's Joint Task Force on Governance Issues in Business Combinations and the ABA's Delaware Business Law Forum. She chaired the ABA's Subcommittee on Public Company Acquisitions and a related Task Force from 1997-2011, and was the editor of the ABA Model Merger Agreement for the Acquisition of a Public Company (2011). She also served on the State Bar of California Business Law Section Corporations Committee from 1992-1996, was co-chair of that Committee from 1995-1996 and was the editor-in-chief of the State Bar's Guide to California Securities Law Practice.


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