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Lauren Angelilli

Partner, Tax

Lauren Angelilli is Co‑Head of Cravath’s Tax Department. Her practice focuses on advising clients on the tax and structuring aspects of mergers and acquisitions, spin‑offs, restructurings and joint ventures, both domestically and cross‑border. Ms. Angelilli also works with clients on securities offerings and other financing transactions and regularly represents clients in front of the IRS on private ruling matters. She is known by clients and peers for her “strong tax technical skills” and her “excellent job of communicating how the technical points impact a deal or business decision.”

Ms. Angelilli’s recent transactions include representing:

  • Occidental Petroleum in its acquisition of Anadarko, topping Anadarko’s original agreement with Chevron, the sale of Anadarko’s African assets to Total and an investment by Berkshire Hathaway;
  • Disney in its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, overcoming an interloper bid by Comcast to its original agreement, its sale of the Fox Regional Sports Networks to Sinclair and the sale of its interest in the YES Network to an investor group including the Yankees and Sinclair, Endemol Shine’s acquisition by Banijay Group and the sale of FoxNext Games to Scopely;
  • Time Warner Inc. on its sale to AT&T, its investment in Hulu, its spin‑offs of Time Inc. and AOL, the separation of Time Warner Cable and the split‑off of the Atlanta Braves to Liberty Media Corporation;
  • Viacom’s transaction committee in its merger with CBS;
  • OLX Group in letgo’s pending combination with OfferUp of their U.S. businesses and OLX Brazil in its pending acquisition of Grupo ZAP;
  • Knorr-Bremse in its acquisition of R.H. Sheppard;
  • Pitney Bowes in the sale of its Software Solutions business to Syncsort and its acquisitions of Newgistics and Borderfree;
  • J.D. Power in its sale to Thoma Bravo;
  • Cable ONE in its acquisition of Fidelity Communications’ data, video and voice business, its acquisition of Clearwave Communications and its acquisition of NewWave Communications;
  • AveXis in its acquisition by Novartis;
  • Technicolor in the sale of its Patent Licensing business to InterDigital;
  • Honeywell in its sale of Honeywell Technology Solutions to KBR, the spin‑off of its Resins and Chemicals business into a new independent public company, AdvanSix, and its proposal to acquire United Technologies;
  • The Strategic Review Committee of the Board of Directors of Yahoo in the acquisition of Yahoo’s operating business by Verizon;
  • Anheuser‑Busch InBev in its acquisition of SABMiller and the sale of SABMiller’s U.S. and global Miller‑branded businesses to Molson Coors;
  • DreamWorks Animation in several matters, including the formation of Oriental DreamWorks with China Media Capital and Shanghai Media Group, its initial public offering and its sale to Comcast;
  • Shire in its combination with Baxalta;
  • Amblin Partners in its strategic partnership with Alibaba Pictures and Amblin Partners and Steven Spielberg in the formation of Amblin with Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One;
  • Starwood Hotels in its sale to Marriott International;
  • Ashland in its acquisition of Pharmachem, the tax‑free separation of its Valvoline business and the sale of Ashland Water Technologies to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice;
  • H.J. Heinz and 3G Capital in Heinz’s merger with Kraft Foods Group to form The Kraft Heinz Company;
  • Xerox in its spin‑off of Conduent and in the sale of its information technology outsourcing business to Atos;
  • Graham Holdings in the spin‑off of Cable ONE;
  • AmerisourceBergen in its strategic relationship with Walgreens and Alliance Boots;
  • Delta Air Lines in its acquisition of 49% of Virgin Atlantic from Singapore Airlines and in Delta’s related trans‑Atlantic joint venture with Virgin;
  • Starbucks in its acquisition of Teavana, its commercial arrangement with Oprah Winfrey and its investment in Square;
  • The special committee of the J.Crew board of directors in connection with J.Crew’s leveraged buyout by TPG Capital and Leonard Green;
  • UAL Corporation in connection with its merger of equals with Continental Airlines, creating United Continental Holdings;
  • White Mountains Insurance Group in connection with its split‑off of certain insurance businesses to General Reinsurance;
  • Sprint Corporation in connection with its merger with Nextel Communications and later spin‑off of EMBARQ Corporation;
  • EMBARQ Corporation in connection with its acquisition by CenturyTel;
  • Royal Dutch Shell in connection with the combination of Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and Royal Dutch Shell plc; and
  • Genpact Limited in connection with its initial public offering, an investment by Bain Capital and its acquisition of Headstrong.

Ms. Angelilli has been repeatedly cited as a leading tax practitioner in the country by, among others, Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US and The Best Lawyers in America. In 2019, she was featured by Law360 as one of 14 “Influential Women in Tax Law” who have provided outstanding service to their clients. In 2018, Crain’s New York Business named Ms. Angelilli to its list of “Leading Women Lawyers in New York City,” and in 2016, she was named “Best in Tax” by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Awards. Additionally, Ms. Angelilli has been named to Lawdragon’s list of the “500 Leading Lawyers in America.”

Ms. Angelilli was born in New York, New York. She received a B.S. magna cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2000.

Ms. Angelilli joined Cravath in 2000 and was elected a partner in 2007.

Ms. Angelilli is admitted only in New York.

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