John Ciardullo is a partner and Head of the Corporate Group. He is also former Head of the Capital Markets and Public Mergers & Acquisitions Group. John has significant experience in a wide range of corporate and securities transactions, with a particular emphasis on complex merger and acquisitions transactions, proxy contests/contested meetings and corporate finance transactions. In this context, he counsels clients on a wide variety of matters, including transaction structuring, acquisition and defense strategy, and compliance with fiduciary duties as well as other relevant aspects of applicable law. Chambers Global has described John as "unbelievably driven and super hard-working". “He provides not just pure legal advice but strategic and commercial advice as well. John is practical and solutions-oriented." He is recognized by clients as a "brilliant, creative, likeable and a true businessman's lawyer. He's a true deal maker and a trusted adviser”. The Legal 500 quotes John as a “strategic counsel steeped in business sense”.