Kelley D. Parker

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Kelley D. Parker

Kelley D. Parker

Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Biography

* Practices:
* Corporate
* Corporate Governance
* Mergers & Acquisitions
* Media, Sports & Entertainment
* Private Equity

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1993
magna cum laude

B.B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1990
with honors

Bar Admissions

New York

A partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions, Media, Sports and Entertainment and Corporate Governance Groups, Kelley Parker has a broad transactional practice focusing on a range of corporate matters.

EXPERIENCE

Her experience includes:

* Advising EXOR S.p.A. in its successful unsolicited takeover bid for PartnerRe Ltd. for $6.9 billion;
* Advising Time Warner in its $17.6 billion acquisition of Adelphia Communications Corporation and the related split-up with Comcast Corporation;
* Representing Time Warner in its restructuring of its $9 billion cable partnership with the Newhouse publishing family;
* Representing Time Warner in the restructuring of a $9 billion regional cable partnership with AT&T and later Comcast;
* Representing publisher Hollinger International in its cross-border battle for control of the sale of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Daily Telegraph after self-dealing allegations surfaced against Conrad Black, the former Chairman and CEO;
* Representing the controlling shareholder and CEO of broadcaster Emmis Communications in his bid to take the company private;
* Representing the Estate of Jack Kent Cooke in the sale of the Washington Redskins NFL franchise and stadium for $800 million;
* Advising the CEO of Emmis Communications in a bid for the Washington Nationals MLB franchise;
* Advising a private equity fund manager in his bid for the Chicago Cubs MLB franchise;
* Advising the MLB in connection with the announced sale of the Texas Rangers by Tom Hicks and affiliates to a group headed by Nolan Ryan for more than $500 million; and
* Representing Emmis Communications in its sale of two large-market radio stations to a group led by the former CEO of Tribune with financial backing by GTCR.

Other recent experience includes:

* Representation of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc in its $1.4 billion acquisition of Schiff Nutrition following Bayer Healthcare's bid for Schiff and an unsolicited competing tender offer by Reckitt Benckiser;
* Representation of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. in its sale to an affiliate of Apollo in a transaction valued at $798 million, following a public bidding contest between affiliates of Apollo and KSL Capital Partners;
* Representation of Fifth and Pacific in the sale of Juicy Couture, Liz Claiborne, Monet, Dana Buchman, Kensie and Mac & Jack brands;
* Representation of Harbinger Group, Inc. in its sale of $400 million of preferred equity to an affiliate of Fortress;
* Representation of the selling shareholders of privately held Marchon Eyewear in sale to Vision Services Plan for $735 million;
* Representation of the special committee of the board of directors of The BISYS Group, Inc. in the sale of the financial services company to Citigroup for $1.45 billion;
* Representation of Banque Populaire Group and Caisse d'Epargne Group in the restructuring of bond insurer CIFG Holding, Ltd.; and
* Representation of the publicly traded Interstate Hotel & Resorts, Inc. in its sale to a joint venture between Thayer Lodging and Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels in a transaction valued at approximately $307 million.

She is a frequent speaker on M&A topics, including recent PLI Seminars M&A Trends & Developments and Doing Deals: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice.

Kelley was a member of The Georgetown Law Journal and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

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Education
Class of 1993

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

BBA, with Honors
Class of 1990

Attracting top students from across the nation and more than 100 countries around the world, OU provides a major university experience in a private college atmosphere. OU is number one in the nation in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled among public universities and is in the top ten of public universities in the nation in the graduation of Rhodes Scholars. The OU Honors College is one of the largest honors programs among public universities in the United States, matching the University’s best and brightest students with faculty in classrooms of 19 or fewer students. OU is one of the few public universities in the nation to cap the class size of first-year English composition courses at no more than 19. OU offers students the opportunity to study abroad in over 100 cities and 50 countries, including our signature program in Arezzo, Italy. The number of endowed faculty professorships and chaired positions has increased from less than 100 15 years ago to more than 560 today. This enables OU to keep and attract faculty researchers of national and international stature. For four of the last six years the OU Debate team has won the National Debate Championship. Other students from across campus have worked in teams to also win top awards in the National Petroleum Engineering Competition, the National Kennedy Center Competition in Drama, and the entrepreneurship program consistently ranks in the top five nationally. OU has emerged as a pacesetter for public higher education in the United States and is ranked by The Princeton Review among the top 10 public universities in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students. OU has more than doubled the amount of private scholarships in five years and raised its scholarship goal to $250 million. In addition, OU’s private endowment has increased more than five-fold since 1994, growing from $204 million to more than $1.8 billion. There is a true sense of family on the OU campus. Serving as a model for other public universities, OU established the Faculty-In-Residence program which places faculty members and their families in each of our residence halls to foster faculty and student interaction and encourage intergenerational friendships. Further, a different professor adopts each floor of the residence halls as well as each fraternity and sorority, allowing students and faculty to build relationships outside of the classroom. OU’s Fred Jones Museum of Art ranks in the top 5 university art museums in the United States. It received the Weitzenhoffer Collection, the largest gift of French Impressionist art ever given to a public university in the US. The Sam Noble Museum of Natural History is the largest university based museum of its kind in the world. OU’s Bizzell Memorial Library features one of the three largest history of science collections in the world, and is the only place in the United States where you can hold a book with Galileo's handwriting in your own hands.

Memberships
Member
Prior

The Georgetown Law Journal is headquartered at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and has published more than 500 issues since its inception, as well as the widely used Annual Review of Criminal Procedure (ARCP). The Journal is currently, and always has been, run by law students. Volume 1, Issue 1 was published in November 1912, under the supervision of Editor-in-Chief Eugene Quay. At the time, an annual subscription to the new Journal cost one dollar. The first article was titled “The 125th Anniversary of the Drafting of the Constitution of the United States.” In a three-paragraph statement of purpose, the editors of the new Journal proclaimed: When a school has gathered to itself some thousand potential lawyers, its efforts in the line of literary endeavor should find some proper expression; when a law school has reached the rank to which Georgetown has attained, it should be represented by a review that would take a place as high; and when we scan the names that make up the list of Georgetown’s faculty and the roster of her alumni, we can see no room for fear but that a journal representing her would take its proper rank.

Career History
Partner
2004 - Current

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$500
2012

Senator from Michigan

$2,400
2009

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

Transactions
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ViacomCBS, Inc. purchases Viacom, Inc.

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Advance Publications, Inc. purchases Turnitin LLC from Insight Venture Partners, GIC Special Investments Pte Ltd., Norwest Venture Partners, Lead Edge Capital Management LLC, Georgian Partners, Inc.

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Perry Ellis International, Inc. /Management purchases Perry Ellis International Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
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