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Arthur Fleischer Jr.

Arthur Fleischer Jr.

  • Senior Counsel
  • Corporate
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8120
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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Arthur Fleischer, Jr. is senior counsel, resident in the Firm's New York office.  He joined the Firm in 1958 and became partner in 1967.

Mr. Fleischer's practice encompasses negotiated as well as contested transactions.  He frequently advises special committees formed to review buyout proposals and corporate restructurings, and boards of directors on corporate governance. 

Mr. Fleischer served as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission from 1961 to 1964.  For over 40 years, he has led the Firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice.  He regularly represents corporate clients, both as acquirers and targets as well as many of the leading investment banking firms.

Mr. Fleischer is co-author of Takeover Defense: Mergers and Acquisitions (Wolters Kluwer/Aspen 7th edition, 2015) and the author of numerous articles on securities regulation.  He is co-author, along with Professors Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. and Miriam Z. Klipper, of Board Games: The Changing Shape of Corporate Power (LittleBrown & Company, 1988).

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Yale Law School, LLB – 1958
  • Order of the Coif
Yale University, BA – 1953
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