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Ethan Klingsberg

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Ethan Klingsberg

Ethan A. Klingsberg is a partner at Cleary Gottlieb based in the New York office. His practice comprises M&A, public company board of directors and corporate and SEC matters.

Mr. Klingsberg has been named a "BTI Client Service All-Star," based on BTI’s survey of general counsels of the Fortune 1000, and "Most Valuable Practitioner" in M&A by Law360. He received a 2007 Burton Award for Legal Achievement from the Library of Congress for writing on fiduciary duties.

Mr. Klingsberg frequently represents committees of independent directors and has been involved in a number of high profile M&A transactions between companies and their controlling stockholders or management.

He is regularly recognized as a leading corporate lawyer in Chambers USA, IFLR1000, The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, Expert Guide to the World’s Leading M&A Lawyers, The Legal 500 U.S., The Best Lawyers in America and Lawdragon 500: Leading Lawyers in America.

Mr. Klingsberg writes for The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Corporate Board Member, Directors Monthly, ABA Business Law, M&A Lawyer, Deal Lawyers, The M&A Journal and Insights and was recently interviewed about the evolution of the entire fairness doctrine for The New York Times – Deal Book.

Mr. Klingsberg received a J.D. degree in 1989 from Yale Law School and an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1985.