LizAnn Eisen is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department. Her practice focuses on domestic and international corporate finance transactions, corporate governance and reporting matters and restructurings.
Ms. Eisen’s clients have included Amdocs, Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings, Mantis Vision, MIH Limited, Orbotech, Starbucks, Tengelmann, Unilever, Universal Orlando, UTi Worldwide, Weyerhaeuser and Xerox. Her work includes corporate reporting, governance and disclosure advice and securities offerings for these clients. In addition, she represents underwriters in IPOs, including for Francesca’s Holdings, Global Brass and Copper and Tumi Holdings as well as in follow‑on and secondary offerings, including for Darling International, Francesca’s Holdings, Global Brass and Copper, Huntsman, Tumi Holdings and Metals USA, and in investment grade and high‑yield debt offerings, including for Allegion, Chrysler, Dell, Entegris, Waterjet, Terex Corp., Clear Channel Communications, Clear Channel Outdoor and Reynolds Group.
Ms. Eisen is a frequent speaker and author on the securities laws. She has chaired the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) annual program on public offerings for many years and has written on debt financing commitments and the SEC rules on completing IPOs as market conditions shift. In addition, in June 2014, Ms. Eisen spoke on a live webcast entitled “Underwriter’s Counsel: Latest Developments” at a program presented by TheCorporateCounsel.net. In April 2014, she participated in a panel entitled “Governance for the Long Term vs. Short Term“ at the Women in Capital Markets program presented by the Center for Audit Quality. Ms. Eisen also participated in the Capital Markets panel at the Foreign Law Firms Conference—The Flow to Israel, held in Tel Aviv, Israel in June 2013.
In addition, Ms. Eisen is one of the eight partners who oversee the Firm’s pro bono project with the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and the Children’s Hospital of New York‑Presbyterian through which free legal services are provided to patients and their families. She is an Executive Committee member of the Board of Directors of The Fresh Air Fund. Ms. Eisen is also a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women, the New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association, where she serves on the Federal Regulation and Securities Committee and the NASD Corporate Financing Rules Subcommittee.
Ms. Eisen has been recognized as one of the leading practitioners in securities law by The Legal 500 from 2010 through 2015 and IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms in 2008, 2009 and from 2013 through 2015. She received Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Award for “Best in Capital Markets” in 2015. Ms. Eisen was also named to Lawdragon magazine’s 500 New Stars, New Worlds, a list of the nation’s top 500 up‑and‑coming talent and innovative seasoned professionals who are “carrying the legal profession to new frontiers.”
Ms. Eisen comes from Portland, Oregon. She received a B.A. magna cum laude in 1994 from Cornell University and a J.D. in 1997 from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Eisen joined Cravath in 1997 and became a partner in 2005.
Ms. Eisen can be reached by phone at +1‑212‑474‑1930 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.