Mergers and AcquisitionsInfluencer marketing has become an important part of social media strategy for brands, services and companies, including law firms. While there are many ways for law firms to grow their audiences and expand their reach through social media, influencer marketing is a highly recommended and effective method. Over the next several months we will be highlighting lawyers from Am Law 200 firms who are noteworthy social media influencers. In this post, we feature influential lawyers on Twitter in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions.

Stephen Quinlivan

Steve is a partner in the Minneapolis office of Stinson, where he represents clients across the United States in mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, securities offerings, international transactions, corporate governance and financing matters. Steve’s M&A experience includes cross-border transactions, asset purchases, public and private mergers and tender offers. Steve also created the highly respected Dodd-Frank blog, which attracts readers worldwide and has garnered national, local and industry interviews with The Wall Street Journal, Finance & Commerce and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Steve tweets regularly to his 845 followers about current events and news related to M&A, securities, and other financial and regulatory matters.

Follow Steve on Twitter @squinlivan.

Robert Tannous

Robert is a partner in the Columbus, Ohio office of Porter Wright where he serves as the firm’s managing partner. Bob has a proven track record representing publicly-traded and large privately-held companies in federal securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law issues. He also advises clients on general corporate matters and business transactions, securities registrations, securities reporting and compliance, proxy statements, stock exchange compliance, executive compensation plans, and corporate governance. Bob is also editor of the firm’s extensive Federal Securities Law Blog, which discusses securities, M&A, and corporate governance law issues and news. He shares these insights as well as frequent SEC updates to 2,924 followers on Twitter.

Follow Bob on Twitter @BobTannous.

Jeffrey Bodle

Jeff is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Morgan Lewis where he counsels emerging businesses and other innovative high-growth companies at every stage of their business lifecycle—including mergers and acquisitions, angel and venture capital financings, IPOs, securities offerings and compliance, corporate partnering, joint ventures, formation advice, and other matters. He also counsels boards of directors and senior management on corporate governance, securities compliance, and IP matters, as well as offering advice on exit strategies. Jeff participates in the firm’s “Connect at Morgan Lewis” program, which brings together investors and entrepreneurs and helps clients refine their investor presentations through individual coaching sessions. Jeff has 2,207 Twitter followers and often shares tweets by the firm’s Global Tech account.

Follow Jeff on Twitter @jeffbodle.

Louis Lehot

Louis is co-chair of the US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice and co-managing partner in the Silicon Valley office of DLA Piper. Louis’s corporate, securities and M&A law practice focuses on advising public and emerging private companies and their venture capital and private equity investors from formation to liquidity. Louis has experience in public offerings and private placements of equity, equity-linked and debt securities, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, spinoffs, strategic investments and joint ventures, as well as corporate governance and securities law compliance matters. Louis has been consistently rated as a leading lawyer by Chambers and other peer-reviewed legal guides, and his reputation extends to his following on Twitter, where he shares firm insights and news articles related to venture capital, M&A and securities law to his 647 followers.

Follow Louis on Twitter @lehotlouis.

Steven M. Haas

Steven is a partner in the Richmond and D.C. offices of Hunton Andrews Kurth and co-head of the firm’s mergers and acquisitions team. He represents clients on a wide variety of M&A transactions, including change-of-control transactions, strategic acquisitions and divestitures. He also regularly advises companies and boards of directors in connection with corporate governance, shareholder activism and other fiduciary duty matters. His past work includes representing Pebblebrook Hotel Trust in its successful $5.6 billion unsolicited takeover of LaSalle Hotel Properties and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. in its $46 billion merger with H.J. Heinz Co. Steven has authored more than 35 articles that have appeared in legal and business publications such as The M&A Lawyer, Deal Lawyers, Corporate Governance Advisor, and The Business Lawyer. Steven shares his knowledge and views with 370 Twitter followers.

Follow Steven on Twitter @Steven_M_Haas.

Takeaway

It’s no longer a question whether or not influencer marketing can be beneficial to lawyers and law firms. By positioning themselves as thought leaders in their field, these lawyers have become representations of their firm’s knowledge and expertise. We hope they will inspire your firm to do the same — let us help get you started.

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