Law360 named Morrison & Foerster partner Brandon Parris as an MVP of the Year in 2019, a recognition that acknowledges attorneys who have distinguished themselves from their peers through high-stakes litigation, record-breaking deals, and complex global matters.
Brandon earned a spot as an M&A MVP for his work guiding multiple billion-dollar deals over the past year, including advising Sprint and Softbank on Sprint’s $59 billion tie-up with T-Mobile, as well as assisting MoFo’s regulatory team in clearing antitrust hurdles for the transaction, which included advising Sprint’s $5 billion sale of its prepaid mobile assets (including Boost) to Dish. The transaction with T-Mobile is one of the largest in the history of the telecommunications industry and is also one of the most complex. Brandon told Law360 that he considers this deal to be his biggest accomplishment, as well as his biggest challenge, for 2019.
Brandon also handled multiple deals for VMware this year, including its $11 billion dividend restructuring with Dell, and VMware’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Carbon Black.
In addition to discussing his work with Sprint and Softbank, Brandon also spoke to Law360 about what drives him in his M&A practice, stating that he is motivated by taking on his clients’ desires and finding a way to bring about results, whether it is on the buy or the sell side. “At the end of the day, that’s what makes this job worth it,” Brandon said.