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R. Scott Cohen


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  • Southern Methodist University (J.D. 1979; Order of Barristers; Editor-in-Chief, Southwestern Law Journal); The University of Texas at Arlington (B.B.A. with honors 1976)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Scott Cohen's practice focuses on domestic and foreign public and private M&A, restructurings, and corporate governance advice. His experience covers a broad range of industries, including technology, energy and energy services, manufacturing, and consumer/beverage products. He has represented many industry leaders in successful transactions, including the Schusterman family in their $7.2 billion sale of Samson Investment Company to KKR and Texas Instruments in its $6.5 billion acquisition of National Semiconductor.

Other recent transactions include his representation of Tokyo Electron in its $29 billion negotiated combination with Applied Materials, Taiwan Semiconductor in its $1 billion investment in ASML, Bridgestone in its $947 million tender offer for Pep Boys, Viasystems Group in its $927 million sale to TTM Technologies, Hicks Equity Partners in its $558 million sale of Latrobe Specialty Metals to Carpenter Technology, and Capital Southwest in its tax-free spin-off of CSW Industrials.

Transactions prior to joining Jones Day include his representation of Texas Instruments in its $7.6 billion acquisition of Burr-Brown and its $1.2 billion acquisition of Unitrode, Pilgrim's Pride in its $2.8 billion chapter 11 sale to JBS, Berg Electronics in its $1.85 billion sale to Framatome Connectors, Dr Pepper/Seven-Up in its $1.3 billion leveraged recapitalization, Morningstar Group in its $960 million sale to Suiza Foods, and Hicks & Haas in its acquisition of Dr Pepper Company from Forstmann Little, Seven-Up Company from Philip Morris, and A&W Brands from Citicorp.

Scott is a former chairman of the Corporation Laws Committee of the Texas State Bar and a founding member and director of the Texas Business Law Foundation.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Named "Dealmaker of the Week" by The American Lawyer in April 2011

    Recognized numerous times as a leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A in Texas by PLC Which lawyer?, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America, and The Legal 500 US
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