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Bonnie A. Barsamian
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

TOP U.S.A

WOMEN DEALMAKERS

2nd Annual Awards Ceremony
March 5, 2020, Washington DC.

Bonnie A. Barsamian
Partner, Chair of Capital Markets and Securities Group
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
It’s a dynamic, exciting industry and the learning curve never flattens. I wanted to be at the forefront of the action, learn about new businesses, and facilitate consensus to achieve successful transactions.
How does diversity add value in the deal-making process?
Diversity provides perspective, the experience of seeing through different lenses. Perspective helps a dealmaker to achieve accord in the face of divergence, and to effectively lead others to common ground.
Most memorable deal I worked on....
....was a high-profile deal that a more senior colleague claimed I couldn’t handle and tried to take for himself, but he was wrong and too late because I had just gotten it successfully signed and publicly announced!
Advice for achieving success in the industry....
Experience is the best teacher. Embrace complex situations. Extend beyond your comfort zone.

Profile:

Bonnie is a seasoned, trusted legal and business advisor with nearly 30 years of experience advising public and private companies, boards of directors, C-suites and financial institutions in complex securities/capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, governance, and other corporate transactional matters. Bonnie is a member of Top 100 Women in M&A - NYC. In June 2016, she was nominated by President Obama to the Board of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).

Location: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, New York, New York, United States.

Education: J.D., University of Chicago Law School; B.A., Amherst College.


TOP U.S.A

WOMEN DEALMAKERS

2nd Annual Awards Ceremony
March 5, 2020, Washington DC.

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