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Poonam Kumar

Poonam Kumar

DLA Piper

Poonam Kumar has extensive experience working on a wide variety of cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and corporate restructurings, as well as general corporate, securities and commercial law matters.

Poonam's practice extends across a wide variety of sectors with a particular emphasis on transactions in healthcare, energy, manufacturing and financial services industry. Her experience has made her particularly effective at directing and coordinating large teams of lawyers to assist clients in structuring, negotiating, implementing and closing international transactions.

Poonam’s recent work experience includes various global corporate restructuring and integration projects. She has advised large multinational clients on the planning and implementation of various multi-jurisdictional transactions, including post-acquisition integration, divestiture restructurings and general management of international operations through the establishment of foreign subsidiaries, branches, representative offices and liaison offices.

Recent experience

  • Ecolab, Inc and Champion Technologies Inc’s post-acquisition integration of operations in North America, Latin America and Europe (involving 30 countries worldwide) Axalta Coating Systems Ltd’s rationalisation of domestic legal entity structure by segregating manufacturing operations from sales, distribution, R&D, procurement and management functions
  • The Toro Company's global reorganisation for legal entity rationalisation and to implement debt leverage and financing activities
  • HB Fuller Company in its post-acquisition integration of the Forbo Group's global industrial adhesives business
  • Pentair plc’s global integration and reorganisation of its valves and control business acquired from Tyco International in the US, Australia and the United Kingdom.


  • JD, University of Texas School of Law 2007 with honors
  • BA, Lawrence University 2004 magna cum laude

Professional qualifications

  • Attorney-at-law admitted to the State Bar of Minnesota, US
  • Attorney-at-law admitted to the State Bar of New York, US


  • Cross-border M&A – Trends and Key Considerations, 2018 Business Law Institute Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2018
  • Cross-border M&A – Trends, Key Considerations and Making the Deal Work Globally, Minnesota State Bar Association, International Business Law Section, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2014
  • Panelist and moderator on various conferences, eg, by Women in the Law and Minnesota Women Lawyers.


  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
  • Economic Club of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers (board of directors)
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Foundation (board of directors)
  • DLA Piper’s North American Pro Bono Committee
  • DLA Piper Leadership Alliance for Women.


  • Poonam was recognised as 2018 Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

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