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Spencer Klein

Spencer Klein

Partner and Co-Head of M&A Morrison & Foerster LLP


Spencer Klein is a partner in Morrison & Foerster's Corporate Department and serves as co-chair of the firm’s global Mergers & Acquisitions Group and head of the Corporate Department in New York. Spencer focuses his practice on M&A transactions and related matters such as proxy contests and takeover defense counseling. He has advised on more than 150 successfully closed mergers, tender and exchange offers, stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. He is also a veteran of numerous contested matters and regularly counsels corporate boards and committees in transactional and high-profile corporate governance matters.

Spencer frequently advises leading U.S. and multinational companies across multiple industries. His engagements include multi-billion dollar deals in health care and life sciences, financial services, technology, consumer products, manufacturing, retail, energy, and entertainment and media. In addition to prominent corporate clients, he has represented some of the world's leading investment banks.

Spencer has been recognized regularly as one of the world's leading M+A lawyers by International Financial Law Review, Super Lawyers, Legal 500 US and The World’s Leading Lawyers for Mergers and Acquisitions: U.S. Expert Guide (Legal Media Group). He has been named a "New York Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics in each of the last thirteen editions (2006-2018). According to Legal 500 US 2011, Legal 500 US referred to Spencer as "one of the best deal lawyers in the country."

Spencer serves as a Special Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law, a member of the Alumni Board of Visitors of the Department of Political Science at The Pennsylvania State University, and a member of the Hofstra Law School Dean's Advisory Board.

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