Elizabeth A. Cooper

Elizabeth A. Cooper is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate Department and serves as one of the Firm’s Hiring Partners. Elizabeth’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, with an emphasis on transactions for banks and other financial institutions.

Elizabeth also represented the U.S. Treasury in connection with structuring and documenting its $250 billion program for purchasing equity in U.S. financial institutions under TARP and in connection with its equity investments in Citigroup and Bank of America.

She also advised Xerox Corporation in its $6.4 billion acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.; Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited in its acquisition of Trane Inc. for approximately $10.1 billion; CBS Corporation in the $1.2 billion sale of its theme park division, Paramount Parks, to Cedar Fair L.P.; Smithfield Foods, Inc., in its acquisition of Premium Standard Farms, Inc.; and the Neiman Marcus Group Inc. in the sale of its credit card accounts and related assets to HSBC.

Elizabeth was recently named a “Rising Star” by Law360 for mergers and acquisitions, highlighting her involvement with financial institution clients. In addition, she was named the “Up & Coming Regulatory Lawyer of the Year” at the inaugural Chambers USA Women in Law Awards. She was also recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2012 to 2014 and described as being “widely tipped to be among the next generation of elite lawyers.”

Elizabeth joined Simpson Thacher following her graduation in 2001 from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar. She received her A.B., cum laude, in 1997 from Harvard University. She is admitted to practice in New York and is a member of the Association of the Bar of New York City.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Mergers and Acquisitions, 2) Corporate, 3) Private Equity, 4) Financial Institutions, 5) Strategic Alternatives, 6) Regulatory Advice and 7) Corporate Governance
Law School Columbia Law School, 2001 J.D.
Admitted Year 1997
Education Harvard University, 1997 A.B.
Most recent firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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