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November 16, 2021

7 Due Diligence Issues to Avoid False Claims Act Lawsuits

Nelson Mullins partners Jennifer Malinovsky and Ed White join Alice Harris, an attorney with Nexsen Pruet, to go over the key compliance areas to look for in due diligence. 

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Brian S. Galison

Brian S. Galison

Partner

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
brian.galison@nelsonmullins.com

Brian practices corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions including those involving portfolio companies of private equity funds.

Brian has acted as lead counsel for private equity backed companies. His broad transactional experience spans several industries, including technology, telecommunications, business software and services, consumer products, manufacturing, healthcare and financial services,  among others. In his...

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Brian practices corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions including those involving portfolio companies of private equity funds.

Brian has acted as lead counsel for private equity backed companies. His broad transactional experience spans several industries, including technology, telecommunications, business software and services, consumer products, manufacturing, healthcare and financial services,  among others. In his practice he represents the sell-side, buy-side, and management of complex transactions in all aspects of investment activities including leveraged buyouts, equity investments, divestitures and restructurings.
 

Brian S. Galison

practice he represents the sell-side, buy-side, and management of complex transactions in all aspects of investment activities including leveraged buyouts, equity investments, divestitures and restructurings.
 

Brian practices corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions including those involving portfolio companies of private equity funds.

Brian has acted as lead counsel for private equity backed companies. His broad transactional experience spans several industries, including technology, telecommunications, business software and services, consumer products, manufacturing, healthcare and financial services,  among others. In his... practice he represents the sell-side, buy-side, and management of complex transactions in all aspects of investment activities including leveraged buyouts, equity investments, divestitures and restructurings.
 

Experience

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Experience

  • Corporate clients range from emerging companies focusing on, among others, the technology, media, advertising, and financial services industries to private and public middle-market companies focusing on, among others, the construction, manufacturing, media, healthcare, defense, software and technology, and financial services industries
  • Transactional practice focuses on the middle market in the areas of: 
    • Buy- and sell-side mergers and acquisitions (including leveraged transactions)\
    • Representing both foreign and domestic companies and private equity investors and their portfolio companies on both domestic and international transactions ranging from $1.0 million to nearly $1 billion
    • Representing management with the negotiation of their compensation packages in connection with change-of-control transactions
    • Early, middle, and late stage financings
  • General corporate practice includes: 
    • Organizing and forming corporations and limited liability companies
    • Executive employment agreements
    • Employee invention assignment, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements
    • Stock option and other incentive compensation plans
    • Customer and supplier commercial agreements and licensing arrangements
    • Other general corporate governance matters
  • Brian works with clients to understand their business and their fundamental concerns, issues and goals, so that he and his clients can work collaboratively on the issues that really matter in a particular engagement

Representative Engagements

Buy-Side Engagements

  • Represented a public technology and telecommunications company in a series of domestic and international industry consolidation acquisitions
  • Represented a public building products manufacturer in an acquisition of a fence manufacturing company from a private equity fund
  • Represented a private-equity backed provider of aircraft maintenance tracking and engine health management services in a series of domestic and international “roll-up” acquisitions
  • Represented a private-equity backed defense satellite company in an acquisition of an Swedish satellite company from a syndicate of private equity funds
  • Represented a private-equity backed plastic extrusion manufacturing company in a series of “roll-up” acquisitions
  • Represented a private-equity backed manufacturing and food processing equipment company in a series of domestic and international “roll-up” acquisitions
  • Represented management in a management buy-out of an advertising technology company (including both domestic and international subsidiaries) from a U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese public company
  • Represented private-equity backed advertising technology company in various acquisitions of technology companies
  • Represented a public software company in acquisitions of foreign software companies
  • Represented a private-equity backed health and wellness technology company in various domestic and international acquisitions

Sell-Side Engagements

  • Represented a public technology and telecommunications company in the sale (which included both domestic and international components) of its communications division to a public company
  • Represented a private-equity backed logistics software company in a sale to another private equity fund
  • Represented a private-equity fund in the sale of a rope manufacturer on the verge of insolvency to a public company
  • Represented the sellers in a private-equity backed advertising technology and agency company in the sale (which included both domestic and international components) to a U.S. subsidiary of a Japanese public company
  • Represented a customer service behavioral software company in the sale to a English public company
  • Represented the sellers of a wide area network services and backhaul services company in a sale to a private equity fund
  • Represented the sellers of a healthcare-focused revenue cycle management technology company in the sale to a private equity fund

Management Representation Engagements

  • Represented management in connection with sale of plastic extrusion manufacturing company to a private equity fund
  • Represented management in connection with sale of aircraft maintenance tracking and engine health management services company to strategic acquirer

Previous Professional Experience

  • Developed his practice while serving as an associate in another law firm in New York, and another large firm headquartered in Atlanta

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, JD, with honors (2001)
  • University of Michigan, BA

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • New York

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • Atlanta Bar Association — Business and Finance Law Section
  • Advisory Committee, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
  • Has served as an adjunct professor teaching Venture Capital Law at Emory University School of Law
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