M&A MVP: MoFo's Robert Townsend

Law360, New York (November 25, 2013, 10:45 PM EST) -- Morrison & Foerster LLP’s Robert S. Townsend played his mergers and acquisitions cards well this year and pulled in winning stakes for clients like Caesars Entertainment Corp., Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. and Intel Corp., earning him a spot on Law360's list of M&A MVPs.

Even among all those wins, it was Townsend’s central role in SoftBank Corp.’s landmark $21.6 billion takeover of Sprint Nextel Corp. that earned him the loudest accolades among deal makers.

From the outset, Townsend said, the team's strategy for SoftBank entering a U.S....
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