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, securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions for these clients. In addition, she represents underwriters in IPOs, including for Amplify Snack Brands, Francesca’s Holdings, Global Brass and Copper and Tumi Holdings as well as in follow‑on and secondary offerings, including for Amplify Snack Brands, Cooper‑Standard Holdings, 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’s recent M&A and acquisition financing work includes representing Goldman Sachs in connection with the bridge facility for Fortis Inc.’s acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp.; UTi Worldwide in its sale to DSV; and Orbotech in a senior secured syndicated Term Loan B facility to finance its acquisition of SPTS Technologies 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 March 2016, Ms. Eisen spoke at a conference on “Compliance in a Global Arena: U.S., EU and Israeli Perspectives” in Tel Aviv, Israel. In June 2014, she spoke on a live webcast entitled “Underwriter’s Counsel: Latest Developments” at a program presented by TheCorporateCounsel.net.
In addition, Ms. Eisen is one of the six 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 currently serves as Vice President of The Fresh Air Fund and is an Executive Committee member of its Board of Directors. 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.
Ms. Eisen has been recognized as one of the leading practitioners in securities law by The Legal 500 from 2010 through 2016 and IFLR1000 in 2008, 2009 and from 2013 through 2016. 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 email@example.com.