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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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Philip A. Cooper

Philip A. Cooper

Partner

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

Phil focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity finance, and general corporate counseling. His experience spans across the financial services, energy, staffing, business services, insurance, manufacturing, technology, and sports and entertainment industries. Phil represents his clients by counseling and negotiating on matters involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and investing...

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Phil focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity finance, and general corporate counseling. His experience spans across the financial services, energy, staffing, business services, insurance, manufacturing, technology, and sports and entertainment industries. Phil represents his clients by counseling and negotiating on matters involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and investing and lending transactions. He has also acted as outside general counsel in areas relating to corporate governance, company formation, contracting, and capitalization.

Philip A. Cooper

and lending transactions. He has also acted as outside general counsel in areas relating to corporate governance, company formation, contracting, and capitalization.

Phil focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity finance, and general corporate counseling. His experience spans across the financial services, energy, staffing, business services, insurance, manufacturing, technology, and sports and entertainment industries. Phil represents his clients by counseling and negotiating on matters involving mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and investing... and lending transactions. He has also acted as outside general counsel in areas relating to corporate governance, company formation, contracting, and capitalization.

Experience

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Experience

  • Has advised both publicly and privately held companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, energy, staffing, business services, insurance, manufacturing, technology, and sports and entertainment
  • Served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel on more than 200 transactions, ranging in transaction value from under $1 million to $3 billion
  • Assisted businesses in structuring, negotiating, and completing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures
  • Represented clients in obtaining operating capital (in the form of debt financing through commercial lending transactions or equity financing from private equity groups or venture capital firms)
  • Represented providers of capital
  • Assisted clients in structuring and documenting loans and equity investments
  • Has acted as Outside Corporate Counsel
    • Advising companies in matters relating to company formation and corporate governance
    • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts and other material agreements (including shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, services agreements, employment agreements, loan and credit agreements, and private placement documentation)

Representative Transactions

  • Served as outside general counsel for a multi-state staffing company, advising its founders in connection with its formation and initial capital raise, counseling the company on employment agreements and material contracts, and representing the company in connection with acquisitions, joint ventures and credit facilities
  • Represented a large national fuel and energy supply, logistics, and services company in connection with its senior secured credit facilities and receivables securitization, and a series of corporate transactions
  • Represented a large national insurance brokerage and risk management firm in connection with a series of acquisitions in the insurance brokerage industry and in connection with its secured term loan, acquisition, and working capital credit facilities
  • Represented a publicly traded global operator of regulated exchanges, trading platforms, and clearing houses in connection with its $2.6 billion syndicated senior credit facilities and its $400 million debt private placement
  • Represented a large national mortgage lender in connection with a series of acquisitions and joint ventures in both the mortgage and banking industries
  • Served as outside general counsel for an emerging technology company, advising the company in connection with its formation, Series A Preferred round of equity financing, customer contracts, and other general company matters
  • Represented a large life settlement provider company in connection with its sale of 50% of its equity interests to the U.S. subsidiary of an Israeli public holding company
  • Represented a global agricultural company in connection with its $1.4 billion acquisition of the international seed business of a second global agricultural company

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, JD, with high honors
    • Articles Editor, Duke Law Journal
  • Tulane University, BA, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
    • Omicron Delta Kappa honorary society

Admissions

  • Georgia

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Committee, Conexx: American Israel Business Connector
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