Sandra Leung serves as general counsel and corporate secretary for BMS. Independent members of the company's board of directors include former FBI director and current Pepper Hamilton partner Louis Freehnamed chair of the firm last weekand former Covington & Burling of counsel Togo West Jr., who served as Secretary of the Army in the Clinton administration.
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison M&A cohead Toby Myerson, corporate partner Steven Williams, intellectual property group head Charles Googe Jr., and employee benefits and executive compensation partner Andrew Gaines are representing Slough, Englandbased Reckitt Benckiser in the matter. The company also turned to Myerson and Paul Weiss last year for counsel on its $1.4 billion acquisition of Salt Lake Citybased Schiff Nutrition International, according to our previous reports.
Bill Mordan serves as Reckitt Benckiser's general counsel, while Kelly Slavitt is deputy general counsel and Markus Hartmann general counsel for Europe and North America. The in-house team working on the deal with Bristol-Myers includes legal director for Latin America Marco Gregorio, vice president and general counsel for trademarks Patrick Melson, and vice president and general counsel for patents Karen Cawdell.
In 2010, Reckitt Benckiser turned to Magic Circle firm Slaughter and May for counsel on its $3.9 billion acquisition of SSL International, a British health care products manufacturer known for brands like Durex condoms and Dr. Scholl's foot care.