Todd Finger is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s New York office. He has worked on a variety of mergers, stock and asset purchases and sales, leveraged buyout transactions, venture capital investments, joint ventures, restructurings and recapitalizations.
Before joining McDermott, Mr. Finger practiced at a large international firm. He also worked at the White House under President William J. Clinton, and on the presidential campaign of Vice President Al Gore.
Mr. Finger’s representative transactions include the agreement by Time Warner Cable Inc. to acquire Adelphia Communications; the sale of 19 Entertainment (owner of “American Idol”) to CKX; the purchase of Loews Cineplex Entertainment by Oaktree Capital Management and Onex Corporation; the sale of The Columbia House Company to The Blackstone Group on behalf of Time Warner; the sale of a majority interest in Idenix Pharmaceuticals to Novartis on behalf of CSFB and Nomura International; the sale of Silver Cinemas and Landmark Theaters by Oaktree Capital Management to a company controlled by Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner; the tender offer for shares of Tom Brown on behalf of EnCana Corporation; the combination of Sony Music Entertainment with BMG Music on behalf of Sony Corporation of America; the acquisition of Hudson Clothing by Fireman Capital Partners and Webster Capital; the sale of Evolution Fresh to Starbucks Corporation; and the formation of various joint ventures on behalf of Warner Music Group, including the formation of Bad Boy Records. He also advised the consortium led by Edgar Bronfman, Jr., in its $15 billion bid for the entertainment assets of Vivendi S.A.
Mr. Finger represented Beckham Brand Limited, an entity controlled by David Beckham, in connection with Mr. Beckham joining the L.A. Galaxy.
He regularly represents and advises private equity and venture capital firms with respect to their investments in both public and private companies and their compliance with the U.S. securities laws. Representative clients in this area include Aisling Capital, Emerald Technology Ventures, Fireman Capital Partners, Merck Global Health Innovation, Nomura International, Perseus-Soros, Trevi Health Ventures and Wafra Partners.
Mr. Finger also represents operating companies in a variety of industries, including media, entertainment and fashion, including Townsquare Media, Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment and Hudson Clothing.
Mr. Finger serves as outside general counsel to Hope for the Warriors, a not for profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for US Service Members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty. He is also a member of their Advisory Council.
He is a member of the New York Bar.