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Lauren Angelilli

Partner, Tax

Lauren Angelilli is a partner in 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.

Ms. Angelilli’s recent transactions include representing:

  • AveXis in its acquisition by Novartis;
  • GKN in the unsolicited offer from Melrose and the proposed combination of its Driveline business and Dana;
  • Technicolor in the pending sale of its Patent Licensing business to InterDigital;
  • Time Warner Inc. on M&A and regular corporate tax matters, including its pending 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;
  • Disney in its pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox;
  • 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, the sale of SABMiller’s U.S. and global Miller branded businesses to Molson Coors and an asset swap with Ambev in which AB InBev transferred SABMiller’s Panamanian business to Ambev and Ambev transferred its business in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador to AB InBev;
  • Pitney Bowes in its acquisitions of Newgistics and Borderfree;
  • Cable ONE in its acquisition of NewWave Communications;
  • DreamWorks Animation in its sale to Comcast;
  • Stage Stores in its acquisition of select assets of Gordmans Stores through a bankruptcy auction;
  • Alere in its sale to Abbott Laboratories;
  • 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;
  • Cameron International in its sale to Schlumberger and in the creation of the OneSubsea joint venture with Schlumberger;
  • Welch Allyn in its sale to Hill‑Rom;
  • 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;
  • Temasek in its investment in Virtu Financial;
  • Graham Holdings in the spin‑off of Cable ONE;
  • Minerals Technologies in its acquisition of AMCOL International;
  • AmerisourceBergen in its strategic relationship with Walgreens and Alliance Boots;
  • The special committee of the board of directors of Assisted Living Concepts (ALC) in the sale of ALC to TPG Capital;
  • 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;
  • The special committee of the board of directors of CNH Global in connection with the merger of Fiat Industrial and CNH Global with and into CNH Industrial;
  • The independent directors of JDA Software Group in the leveraged buyout of JDA by affiliates of New Mountain Capital;
  • Starbucks in its acquisition of Teavana, its commercial arrangement with Oprah Winfrey and its investment in Square;
  • DreamWorks Animation SKG in several matters, including the formation of Oriental DreamWorks with China Media Capital and Shanghai Media Group and in its initial public offering;
  • 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, the world’s largest airline;
  • 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;
  • Genpact Limited in connection with its initial public offering, an investment by Bain Capital and its acquisition of Headstrong; and
  • Bristol‑Myers Squibb on general tax planning and M&A matters, including the initial public offering and split‑off of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company and in the sale of its ConvaTec business unit to Nordic Capital Fund VII.

Ms. Angelilli has been repeatedly cited as a leading tax practitioner in the country by, among others, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2010 through 2018; The Legal 500 from 2009 through 2011 and from 2013 through 2017; The Best Lawyers in America from 2013 through 2018; Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Tax from 2014 through 2017; and Super Lawyers from 2011 through 2017. In 2018, Ms. Angelilli was included in the list of “Leading Women Lawyers in New York City” in Crain’s New York Business. In 2016, she received Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Americas Women in Business Law Award for “Best in Tax.” In 2015, Ms. Angelilli was named a “Rising Star” by Law360, recognizing her as one of six outstanding tax lawyers in the nation under the age of 40.

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. She joined Cravath in 2000 and became a partner in 2008.

Ms. Angelilli may be reached by phone at +1‑212‑474‑1016 or by email at

Ms. Angelilli is admitted only in New York.

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