Top Female Deal Maker: Shearman's Christa D'Alimonte

Law360, New York (November 1, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT) -- When Shearman & Sterling LLP partner Christa D'Alimonte was a young associate she didn't think of herself as a deal broker, but a decade later she would be known as a steady-handed negotiator in one of the most watched media conglomerate splits in history, the $50 billion separation of Viacom Inc. and CBS Broadcasting Inc., landing her a spot on Law360's list of Top Female Deal Makers.

“She's very unflappable,” said Michael D. Fricklas, the general counsel that led Viacom through the division. “She keeps working...
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