Mark I. Greene serves as the Head of Cravath’s Corporate Department and as the Leader of its International Practice. From 2012 to September 2016, Mr. Greene served as Chair of the Firm’s Business Development Group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities matters, including advising on cross-border transactions, private equity deals, complex restructuring transactions, proxy fights, takeover defense, hedge fund activism and global securities offerings. Mr. Greene counts among his diverse client base Unilever, Casa Cuervo, KPN, Novartis, Saint‑Gobain, Schneider Electric, The Linde Group, Biogen, Mylan, Stanley Black & Decker, RELX Group (formerly Reed Elsevier) and KION Group.
Mr. Greene has been repeatedly recognized as one of the country’s leading practitioners in mergers and acquisitions by, among others, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 United States, The Legal 500 Latin America, IFLR1000, and PLC Which Lawyer? He was also recognized by The Legal 500 United States for his work in private equity buyouts. In 2016, Mr. Greene was named a “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer magazine and a Trailblazer in Mergers & Acquisitions by The National Law Journal. He was also named among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Dealmakers in America and among Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers in America. For the five-year period from 2006 to 2010, he was recognized as the second most valuable M&A lawyer in Germany by Welt am Sonntag. He was also ranked fifth in 2006 European M&A by Legal Week magazine.
Mr. Greene was born in Neponsit, New York. He received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1989 and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. After a clerkship with Hon. Charles Legge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, he joined Cravath in 1994 and became a partner in 2001.