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Ken S. Myers

Partner, Corporate  

New York 917.580.3260

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Ken Myers concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate matters. In his transactional practice, Ken represents domestic and international companies, boards and financial advisors in connection with a broad range ​of strategic transactions in the technology, entertainment and life sciences industries, including public and private mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, investments, joint ventures, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures. Ken also counsels companies and their boards on corporate governance matters, activist defense and takeover defense.

Representative Transactions:


  • ​Multiple acquisitions for Facebook, including its $2B acquisition of Oculus VR and its acquisitions of LiveRail, Little Eye Software (India), Pryte (Finland), Carbon Design and TheFind
  • Multiple acquisitions for Cisco Systems, including its $1.2B acquisition of Meraki, its $452.5M acquisition of Lancope, its $320M acquisition of Leaba Semiconductor (Israel) and its acquisitions of Cognitive Security (Czech Republic), Memoir Systems, Embrane and Piston Cloud
  • Multiple acquisitions for Amazon.com, including its acquisition of Souq (UAE)  King Digital Entertainment’s (Ireland) $5.9B acquisition by Activision Blizzard
  • Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co.’s (China) $4.4B acquisition of Playtika from Caesars Interactive Entertainment
  • Giant Interactive Group’s (China) $3B going-private transaction by a private equity sponsor-backed consortium (counsel to special committee)
  • Spreadtrum Communications’ (China) $1.8B acquisition by Tsinghua Unigroup
  • AppLovin’s $1.4B acquisition by Orient Hontai (China)
  • Zhaopin Limited (China) in its $1B going-private (pending) acquisition by a private-equity sponsor-backed consortium (counsel to special committee)
  • Appirio’s $500M acquisition by Wipro (India)
  • Keynote Systems' $395M acquisition by Thoma Bravo
  • Actuate’s $330M acquisition by Open Text Corp.
  • Solta Medical’s $250M acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
  • Lending Club's $140M acquisition of Springstone Financial
  • American Express' acquisition of InAuth
  • Nexon’s acquisition of Big Huge Games
  • King Digital Entertainment’s (Ireland) acquisition of Z2Live
  • Shutterfly’s acquisitions of MyPublisher and BorrowLenses
  • Shotgun Software and Tweak Software’s acquisition by Autodesk
  • Appirio’s acquisition of TopCoder
  • Castlight Health’s acquisition of Jiff

Representative Defense Engagements:


  • Shutterfly in contested election for board seats initiated by Marathon Partners
  • Green Dot in contested election for board seats initiated by Harvest Capital
  • Contested squeeze-out of public minority shareholders of Alcon by Novartis

Publication:


  • “Wikimmunity: Fitting the Communications Decency Act to Wikipedia”, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 20, Fall 2006.​

In 2016, the Daily Journal named Ken to its Top 40 Under 40 list, honoring him among the top 40 lawyers under age 40 in California. Ken also appeared in The Legal 500’s 2016 guide for his M&A work, with Fenwick ranking among the United States’ leading M&A Middle-Market firms.

During law school, Ken was Managing Technical Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.

Prior to joining Fenwick & West LLP, Ken practiced in the mergers and acquisitions group of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP.​​