Overview

Sarkis Jebejian is a corporate partner in Kirkland’s New York office and focuses his practice primarily on mergers and acquisitions, governance and other general corporate counseling, including in response to shareholder activism. Sarkis’s clients include Accenture, Bain Capital, Infineon Technologies, Lazard, Moelis & Co., Nexstar Media, Spectrum Brands, Vista Equity Partners and WellCare Health Plans.

Sarkis has been repeatedly recognized as one of the country’s leading practitioners in mergers and acquisitions. From 2013 to 2018, Chambers USA recognized him as among the best lawyers in the country for Corporate/M&A and he was highlighted by clients for being “very responsive and thoughtful,” while Chambers Global mentioned he is “always offering a practical approach to solving problems, and has excellent domain experience.” He was chosen by Law360 as a 2017 MVP for being “at the forefront of some of the biggest transactions in the past year.” He was also recognized in the 2009-2010 and 2013-2018 editions of The Legal 500 U.S.

Sarkis is a member of the Board of Trustees and Secretary of Carnegie Hall, which is dedicated to presenting extraordinary music to the widest possible audience with performances, educational programs and the cultivation of new artists.

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Thought Leadership

Seminars

Co-Chair, “Hot Topics in Mergers & Acquisitions 2018,” Practising Law Institute, October 2018

Speaker, “The Institutionalization of Activism and the Impact on M&A and Board/Shareholder Dynamics,” The Institute of Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, February 2016

Publications

Sarkis is a leading contributing author of the Kirkland Governance Update.

Memberships & Affiliations

Carnegie Hall, Board of Trustees and Secretary

Institute for Law and Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Board of Advisors

Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), Board of Directors and Secretary

New York City Bar Association

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1995New York

Education

  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.1994
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Columbia CollegeB.A.1991