Richard I. Beattie

Lawdragon 500

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
212-455-2635 (direct)
212-455-2000 (firm)
212-455-2502 (firm fax)

http://www.simpsonthacher.com/

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The insider’s insider has given his counsel and strategic advice on the biggest deals, including J.P. Morgan Chase’s $58 billion acquisition of Bank One Corporation, the merger of America Online and Time Warner and the merger of WellPoint Health Networks with Anthem Inc.

2011 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

Beattie steered his firm through the downturn while representing AIG’s outside directors in multibillion-dollar sales of AIG companies to MetLife and Prudential.

2009-2010 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

The legendary Simpson Thacher chair represented the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in a $30B financing deal for JPMorgan Chase’s acquisition of Bear Stearns.

2008 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America

The M&A star chaired his firm and its representation of Dow Jones’ board in the $5.6B sale to News Corp. as well as the Independent Directors of Biomet in its $10.9B sale to a private equity consortium

— Lawdragon, January 2008

Beattie's among the best, as proved by his work on J.P. Morgan Chase's $58 billion acquisition of Bank One Corp.

— Lawdragon, July 2007

Mr. Merger joined Anthem with Wellpoint Health Networks and JP Morgan Chase with Bank One.

— Lawdragon, October 2006

Richard Beattie is known as an elder statesman for corporate law, but he's definitely not dull. In his role as chairman of 700-lawyer Simpson Thacher, Beattie runs one of the largest New York law firms. And his work representing corporate titans in mergers, leveraged buyouts and other deals has made him a legend. He advised Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in its $25 billion leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco in 1989, which landed him a place in a book describing the takeover battle called "Barbarians at the Gate." Beattie also advised America Online in its 2001 merger with Time Warner, and he counseled Wellpoint Health Networks in its $16.4 billion merger with Anthem last year.

— Lawdragon, October 2005





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