Thomas J. Knox is global Co-Chair of the firm's Corporate Department.
Mr. Knox advises clients on corporate, financing, technology transactions and sourcing matters, serving as a strategic advisor to companies in the technology, media, life sciences, transportation, manufacturing and government services sectors, and to investors in such companies.
He provides advice on a wide range of corporate and securities transactions, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, venture capital and private equity investments and divestitures, joint ventures and other corporate finance and governance matters.
He also structures and negotiates enterprise outsourcing, realignment and optimization transactions, including traditional and vested sourcing deals, strategic alliances, performance partnerships, preferred supplier arrangements and other complex transactions. He advises on the sourcing and procurement of facilities management, logistics and supply chain systems and other business processes.
Since 2008 Mr. Knox has been listed as a Band 1 Leading Individual by the independent international rating firm Chambers & Partners. Chambers USA described Mr. Knox as “very knowledgeable and very direct” and “somebody you go to for the most strategic advice” who is known as a “top-flight dealmaker” with “excellent responsiveness.” A Chambers reviewer described Mr. Knox as “one of the best deal negotiators that I’ve ever worked with. He is tenacious in representing our interests”. Another noted that “he anticipates issues, has ideas on how to take them on and executes very well. He has good ideas about risks, keeps things practical and gets things done.”
Mr. Knox is rated AV (Preeminent) by Martindale Hubbell, was named by the Washington Business Journal as Washington’s Top Corporate Finance Lawyer and is consistently named to the Virginia Super Lawyers, Washington DC Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, and Legal 500 US lists.
Representative company clients include Choice Hotels, HMSHost, MicroStrategy, Neustar, Novartis, Rail One, Sandoz, Veeco Instruments, and a wide range of high-growth emerging companies including Cigital, Fugue, SHIFT, Sonatype, and Virtru. Venture capital and private equity clients include Core Capital, Edison Ventures, Goldman Sachs, New Enterprise Associates, Novartis Venture Fund and Steadfast Financial.
Mr. Knox is a frequent speaker on corporate, sourcing and technology transaction topics. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University and as a guest lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, the University of Michigan Law School and Middlebury College. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Middlebury College and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Business Council for International Understanding.
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