Joseph H. Flom
Lawyer, Deceased Person
1923 – 2011
Who was Joseph H. Flom?
Joseph Harold Flom was an American lawyer and pioneer of mergers and acquisitions, specializing in representing companies in takeover battles. By the 1980s, he had acquired a reputation of being "Mr. Takeover", whereas Martin Lipton was known as "Mr. Defense". Flom became a partner at what is now known as Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in 1954, and helped transform it from a four-lawyer firm into one of the largest law firms in the United States. In 1999, The American Lawyer named him one of their "Lawyers of the Century".
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