Elizabeth Mattern is an associate in the Corporate Department of Cadwalader's New York office. Her practice is concentrated in the area of corporate law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate finance and corporate governance. Elizabeth represents clients in a wide range of complex transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, proxy contests, restructurings, leveraged buyouts, tender offers and joint ventures.
Elizabeth received her B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, her M.P.A. from Cornell University, and her J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and senior editor of the American Review of International Arbitration. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.
Representative transactions on which Elizabeth has worked include:
• Celanese's sale of its polyvinyl alcohol business to Sekisui Chemical
• Cosi, Inc. in its rights offering to common stockholders
• CVC Capital Partners in its $4.4 billion agreement to acquire the iShares ETF business from Barclays
• Eastman Kodak Company in its Chapter 11 reorganization
• Fortitech, Inc. in its $634 million stock sale to Dutch conglomerate, DSM
• Largest producer of nickel, cobalt and platinum group metals in China in its investment of approximately $880 million in the South African platinum industry
• LyondellBasell Industries in its Chapter 11 reorganization
• Pfizer Inc.'s acquisition of Wyeth
• Pfizer Inc.'s sale of its Capsugel business to KKR
• The United States Department of the Treasury in connection with its TARP investments
• Wilshire Enterprises, Inc. in its self-tender offer to purchase half of Wilshire's outstanding shares