Lyuba Goltser

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Lyuba Goltser

Lyuba Goltser is a partner in Weil’s Public Company Advisory Group and is based in New York. Ms. Goltser advises public and private companies, foreign private issuers and private equity sponsors on a full range of corporate governance and compliance issues, including in M&A, capital markets and corporate restructuring transactions. She represents boards of directors, audit committees and special committees on complex governance matters, including internal investigations, shareholder activism, proxy access, leadership transitions, and related third party transactions. She also advises public companies on financial restatements and internal control issues and Sarbanes-Oxley implementation. She also regularly advises on SEC regulations and compliance issues faced by newly-listed public companies and companies preparing to go public. In addition, she is an expert on not-for-profit governance. Ms. Goltser was recognized as a 2015 Capital Markets “Rising Star” by Law360 and is recommended in Corporate Governance by Legal 500 US.

Ms. Goltser advised on the corporate governance and securities regulation issues in connection with the following recent transactions:
  • Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. in its pending $3.3 billion sale to American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc.
  • Nortek, Inc. in its $2.8 billion merger with Melrose Industries PLC and its acquisitions of 2GIG Technologies and the HVAC business of Thomas & Betts Corporation
  • Engility Holdings, Inc. in its approximately $1.3 billion stock-for-stock merger with TASC, Inc.
  • DIRECTV in the $67 billion transaction with AT&T
  • MGM Resorts International in its formation of MGM Growth Properties LLC (MGP) and on the corporate aspects of MGP’s $1.05 billion initial public offering
  • The Kroger Company in its $280 million acquisition of Vitacost.com, Inc.
  • Board of Directors of Herbalife in defense of a position taken by Pershing Square and in connection with a financial restatement
  • Health Management Associates, Inc. in its $7.6 billion sale to Community Health Systems, Inc., defense of a position taken by Glenview Capital Management and a financial restatement
  • Fidelity National Financial, Inc. in its $2.9 billion acquisition of Lender Processing Services Inc., and in the distribution of two tracking stocks
  • Leucadia National Corporation in its $534 million acquisition of a minority interest in Jefferies Group, Inc.
Ms. Goltser has played a key role advising on the following recent IPOs:
  • Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (f/k/a Connolly iHealth Technologies and a portfolio company of Advent International Corporation) in its $246 million initial public offering
  • Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc. (a portfolio company of CCMP Capital Advisors) in its $164 million initial public offering
  • Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (an indirect partially owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial, Inc.) in its $507 million initial public offering
  • Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. (a portfolio company of American Securities) in its $170 million initial public offering
  • Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (a portfolio company of Oak Hill Capital Partners) in its $100 million initial public offering
  • Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (a portfolio company of Lee Equity Partners) in its $64 million initial public offering
  • Vantiv, Inc. (a joint venture of Advent International and Fifth Third Bank) in its $575 million initial public offering
  • AMC Entertainment Inc. (a subsidiary of China-based Dalian Wanda Group Co.) in its $379 million initial public offering
  • Generac Holdings (a portfolio company of CCMP Capital Advisors) in its $270 million initial public offering

Ms. Goltser also provides day-to-day counseling to numerous companies ranging from PE portfolio companies to the Fortune 500. She regularly advises on board-related issues, including director independence, board and committee structure, securities law compliance, board leadership structures, proxy access and other shareholder proposals, shareholder relationships and the impact of proxy advisory firms.

Ms. Goltser is involved with the Firm’s representation of numerous pro bono clients, and is one of the leaders of the Firm’s representation of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Friends of Auschwitz Birkenau Foundation. Ms. Goltser was recognized by Legal Services NYC as one of the “Top 25 Pro Bono Advocates of 2015.” She is a member of the Firm’s Not-for-Profit practice and is a panelist at the Firm’s annual Symposium on Not-for-Profit Governance. She is on the Firm’s Diversity Committee and leads the Summer Program Committee.

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