21. Jeffrey Rosen, Debevoise & Plimpton
Verizon Wireless's Alltel Acquisition

, The American Lawyer

Global merger activity was already slowing last spring, but not for Jeffrey Rosen. In mid-May, Rosen had just finished advising The Carlyle Group on its agreement to buy a majority stake in Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.'s government consulting business for $2.5 billion when he received a call from Verizon Wireless Inc. on a potential bid for regional cell phone carrier Alltel Corporation. Rosen, the cohead of Debevoise's M&A practice, had already worked on a couple of other big deals on behalf of The Rank Group plc and International Paper Corporation. "I kept thinking, 'Where is this M&A slowdown?' " he says.

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