October 19, 2020
Executive Compensation & Benefits partner Amy M. Rubin has been profiled by Law360 as a 2020 Benefits MVP, one of just four attorneys industrywide recognized for outstanding achievements and contributions to the practice area over the last year.
The profile highlighted Ms. Rubin's high-profile work on multiple “bet the company” transactions over the past 12 months, including Willis Towers Watson’s pending $80 billion business combination with Aon, WPX Energy's $2.5 billion acquisition of Felix Energy, Eli Lilly's $1.1 billion acquisition of Dermira, Culligan International's $1.1 billion acquisition of AquaVenture Holdings and AK Steel Holding Corporation's $3 billion sale to Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Ms. Rubin explained to Law360 that, “these types of deals are really the organization's most important, and the clients put their trust in our firm to guide them through this momentous time for them.”
Additionally, Ms. Rubin told Law360 she's motivated by how challenging and high-profile her work on corporate transactions is. “In this practice, I get to work on what I think are the most interesting and often high-profile matters, and to provide guidance and advice to clients on issues they really care about,” she said.
Reflecting on 2020 so far, Ms. Rubin told Law360 that this year’s greatest challenge was practicing law during the pandemic. “I was really proud of how the firm — and, in particular, my practice group — reacted to the various challenges of COVID and everything it brought with it," she said. "We just were in constant contact with one another, more than we probably were in person."