Gordon M. Bava

Mr. Bava is cochair of the firm after serving for a decade as its Chief Executive and Managing Partner. Mr. Bava currently serves as National Head of Manatt’s Business, Finance and Tax practice. His personal practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, underwritten securities offerings, boards of directors and the representation of clients in a variety of industries.

Mr. Bava has conducted these services for entertainment, utility and healthcare companies, local, regional and multinational financial institutions and holding companies, individuals acquiring controlling interests in financial institutions and holding companies, regional and national investment banks, and a full range of non-financial institution corporate clients from closely held concerns to New York Stock Exchange- and NASDAQ-listed companies.

Mr. Bava served as the Executive-in-Residence at Rustic Canyon Ventures, Santa Monica, California, one of the largest venture capital funds in Southern California focusing on Internet businesses, business services and other technology-oriented, high-growth industries.

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Areas of Practice 1) Capital Markets, 2) Corporate & Finance, 3) Digital Media, 4) Energy & Natural Resources, 5) Financial Services and Banking, 6) International Business and 7) Mergers and Acquisitions
Law School The University of Southern California Law School (J.D., 1974)
Education Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (B.S.F.S., 1970)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
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