Marzulli, Jr., John A.

John A. Marzulli, Jr.

John Marzulli, a member of Shearman & Sterling’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group in New York, focuses his practice on international corporate finance with an emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, defensive assignments, privately negotiated acquisitions and divestitures of stock and assets, joint ventures and on related corporate governance matters. His clients include financial institutions, strategic/corporates, private equity sponsors and their financial advisors. He is a past Chairman of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions and Contests for Corporate Control. In 2009 Mr. Marzulli was named by The Lawyer as one of 25 “Transatlantic Elite” and ranked for New York: Corporate M&A by Chambers USA 2010. Mr. Marzulli joined the firm in 1980 following a federal district court clerkship and became a partner in 1988. From 1990 to 1996, he was based in London as head of the firm’s U.K. M&A practice.

Selected Experience

  • NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. in its joint bid, together with IntercontinentalExchange, for NYSE Euronext and in connection with its acquisition of Ften, Inc.
  • Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. in its acquisition by Bank of America, its acquisitions of Petrie Parkman & Co., Herzog, Heine, Geduld, Inc., Mercury Asset Management plc (U.K.), Smith New Court plc (U.K.) and McIntosh Securities Ltd. (Australia) and the sales of its Global Energy Markets business and its Mortgage Origination and Servicing Business
  • The Dow Chemical Company in its acquisition of Rohm and Haas
  • Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of Huntsman Corporation, in its aborted sale to a portfolio company of Apollo
  • Basic Chemical Solutions LLC in connection with its sale to Univar, Inc.


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1978, Order of the Coif
  • Middlebury College, B.A., 1975, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


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