Joseph H. Flom

Lawyer, Deceased Person

1923 – 2011

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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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Born
Dec 21, 1923
Baltimore
Also known as
  • Joseph Flom
  • Joseph Harold Flom
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard Law School
  • City College of New York
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
Died
Feb 23, 2011
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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