Top Female Deal Maker: Mayer Brown's Jodi Simala

Law360, New York (November 09, 2011, 6:33 PM ET) -- Jodi Simala of Mayer Brown LLP knew from her early days at Harvard Law School that that the world of mergers and acquisitions was where she wanted to be. In her 12 years at Mayer Brown, Simala has locked down bruising, high-profile deals like Allied Waste’s $6.7 billion merger with Republic Services Inc., earning her a rightful place among Law360’s Top Female Deal Makers.

The Allied deal, a highly complex merger fraught with unexpected obstacles under intense government scrutiny, is exactly the kind of transaction Simala...
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