M&A MVP: Cleary's Ethan Klingsberg

Law360, New York (November 21, 2011, 1:40 PM EST) -- As Family Dollar Stores Inc. faced a drawn-out fight to fend off a $7 billion hostile takeover by a major shareholder, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP partner Ethan Klingsberg encouraged the board to try and make peace while sticking to its growth plan. The moves paid off for the North Carolina-based retailer, which is now thriving, and landed Klingsberg a spot on Law360’s list of M&A MVPs.

Investor Nelson Peltz and his Trian Group hedge funds offered to buy the company for as much as...
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