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Brian C. O'Fahey

Partner
Washington, D.C.

Brian C. O'Fahey

Brian O'Fahey developed a passion for helping emerging companies succeed in the late 1990s, serving as lead corporate paralegal on technology IPOs, follow-on offerings, and acquisitions. Since graduating in the top tier of his law school class, he has spent the last 15 years building long-term client relationships, and representing companies throughout their life cycle on a wide range of corporate matters.

Brian works closely with in-house legal and finance departments, C-suite executives, and boards of directors, with the majority of his practice devoted to clients he has represented for a decade or more. His diverse practice ranges from leading large and small acquisitions and divestitures, drafting SEC periodic reports and proxy statements, counseling clients on corporate governance matters, structuring finance arrangements, and negotiating executive agreements.

Having previously worked at a U.S. Attorney's Office, as well as defending clients in criminal proceedings as a student attorney, Brian works seamlessly with white collar group colleagues to provide clients with holistic and integrated legal support, including on matters related to the potential or actual restatement of financial statements.

Brian graduated from Macalester College, where he was awarded the school's legal studies prize for research on the intersection of race and gender in the law. While at Georgetown University Law Center, he served as Notes and Comments Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, and was awarded the John J. Kirby Scholarship for outstanding achievement during the 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 academic years. Brian's research activities at Georgetown focused on promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal field, and he is a strong supporter of Hogan Lovells' leadership activities in this area.

Practices

Representative Experience

Represented 3M Company in its recent US$1.037bn acquisition of the Polypore separations media business.

As regular counsel to Orthofix International N.V., has led numerous of the company's acquisitions, divestitures and financing transactions.

Emerging company practice has included leading M&A and capital raising transactions for Oversee.net, Katch, LLC, and Constitution Medical, Inc.

1934 Act practice has included representations of Orthofix, Insulet, Cytyc, AthenaHealth, McDonald's and McKormick & Co.

Represented Cytyc Corporation in its US$450m acquisition by tender offer of Adeza Biomedical Corporation, and subsequent sale to Hologic.

Represented Advertising.com, Inc., an Internet advertising company, in its US$435m acquisition by America Online, Inc.

Represented The Advisory Board Company in its US$850m acquisition of Royall & Company.

Emerging company practice has included leading Mergers & Acquisitions and capital raising transactions for Oversee.net, Katch, LLC, and Constitution Medical, Inc.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Georgetown University Law Center, 2001
  • B.A., Macalester College, 1996

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
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