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James Griffin and Courtney Marcus Recognized as Among D CEO Magazine’s Most Influential Business Leaders for 2020

James Griffin and Courtney Marcus 

Partner James Griffin and Dallas office Co-Managing Partner Courtney Marcus have been recognized by D CEO in its 2020 Dallas 500 publication as two of the region’s most powerful and influential business leaders. This is the third time that the publication has honored Mr. Griffin and marks the first year that Ms. Marcus has been so honored.

The special annual publication, produced by D CEO’s editors after nearly a year of research and interviews, recognizes the most prominent business leaders in more than 60 industry categories who make Dallas-Fort Worth’s economy tick. Mr. Griffin was featured in the Law – Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) subcategory, and Ms. Marcus was featured in the Law – Managing Partners subcategory.

Mr. Griffin represents U.S and multinational companies in a broad range of industries in their M&A activities. His experience in M&A and related transactions includes representing public and private companies in mergers, stock acquisitions, asset acquisitions, tender offers, divestitures, cross-border transactions, auction transactions, defensive strategies and going-private transactions, including some of the more prominent M&A transactions over the last decade. He also advises boards of directors and special committees on fiduciary duties in the M&A context.

In addition to serving as Co-Managing Partner of Weil’s Dallas office, Ms. Marcus is also a member of the Firm’s global Management Committee and leads Weil’s representation of Fortune 500 clients in their most critical Banking & Finance matters. In her Firm leadership role, she helps guide Weil’s pace-setting efforts on important issues such as diversity and pro bono service. Marcus represents private equity firms, public and private corporate borrowers and financial investors in high-stakes financing transactions, including major deals and bet-the-company restructurings. She regularly advises on billion-dollar deals and has worked with clients in a variety of industries such as energy (including E&P, midstream and energy service companies), sports franchises, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, business services and consumer products.