Patricia Vella Selected to The Deal’s Top Women in Dealmaking 2023

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Morris Nichols partner Patricia Vella has been selected as one of The Deal’s Top Women in Dealmaking 2023. The annual list honors exemplary women in the legal profession who have displayed excellence in their respective legal fields including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, restructuring and activist investing.

Patricia advises 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.

Actively involved with the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, Patricia currently serves as Vice Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee. She is a former Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Acquisitions of Public Companies of the M&A Committee. She was a member of the Corporate Laws Committee from 2014-2020 and served as Co-Chair of the MBCA Implementation and Outreach Subcommittee of the Corporate Laws Committee. From 2011-2018, she also served as Co-Chair of the Joint Task Force on Governance Issues in Business Combinations. As part of her role as Task Force Co-Chair, she served as an editor of The Role of Directors in M&A Transactions: A Governance Handbook for Directors, Management and Advisors.

To be eligible for the Top Women in Dealmaking list, lawyers must be partners based in the US and have shown the ability to navigate complex transactions over the past 12 months while maintaining strong client relationships and leading in and out of the boardroom.


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