“ Fundamentally, [the legal profession] is a storytelling profession. You do well as a lawyer by relating your client’s position, a point in the deal negotiation, an argument to a jury to a story. ”
Matthew F. Herman is the US Managing Partner and the co-head of the global M&A practice at Freshfields. He advises corporations, financial sponsors and other financial intermediaries on their public and private M&A needs, whether the transaction entails assets in the US or US counterparties, or entails investments or acquisitions in high-growth markets. Matthew is a regular guest lecturer on M&A at many law schools, and has been a panelist at the Tulane Corporate Law Institute. He is also the only lawyer in the US to have been the lead partner on transactions recognized by the Financial Times in the first four years of their US Innovative Lawyer Awards.