John Laco, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
John Laco is the head of O’Melveny’s 60 attorney Los Angeles Transactions Group and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. John represents private and public companies, private equity and pension funds and family owned companies and investment offices in general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing and recapitalization transactions.
John provides boards of directors, CEOs and executive management with corporate advice (fiduciary duties, executive compensation, corporate structure and stockholder agreements) and counsel with respect to joint ventures and other strategic decisions. John has experience across a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, mining, energy, professional services, medical devices, apparel, aerospace, entertainment, retail, software and technology, including semiconductor and clean energy technologies.
He has substantial experience working on international mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, in both Asia and Europe and has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States 2011 and 2010 publications as a leading lawyer for private equity buyouts and by the 2011 International Financial Law Review 1000 as a leading lawyer for private equity.
John received his J.D. from Loyola Law School Los Angeles and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.