Michael O'Connor Advises on Lobbying and Private Equity Partnership

March 2022

Williams & Connolly partner Michael O’Connor advised Subject Matter, one of Washington’s top-grossing lobbying shops, on a deal with private equity firm Coral Tree Partners.  According to Subject Matter's founder Steve Elmendorf, the partnership will "fund expansion into new services and beyond Washington."  This deal is the latest in a trend of partnerships between lobbying and private equity firms seeking out investment money to hire up in areas of polling, PR, digital, and grassroots organizing. 
Michael is Co-Chair of Williams & Connolly’s Transactions and Business Counseling practice group.  His primary areas of representation include mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and transactions, executive compensation and counseling, complex financial transactions, and commercial contract negotiations.
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