Kyle A. Harris’ practice focuses on public and private mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments.

He has significant experience representing public and private companies and private equity firms in transactions across a broad array of industries, including consumer products and retail, healthcare, industrials, and TMT.

Kyle is also active in the firm’s corporate pro bono practice. Among other matters, he serves as regular outside counsel to the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, a New York State-chartered charitable bail fund.

Kyle joined the firm in 2011 and became a partner in 2020.

Notable Experience

  • dMY Technology Group III in its announced merger with IonQ to become the first publicly traded pure-play quantum computing company.

  • Astound Broadband, a TPG Capital portfolio company, in its announced $8.1 billion sale to Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners.

  • International Flavors & Fragrances in its $45.4 billion Reverse Morris Trust merger with DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business and $7.1 billion acquisition of Frutarom.

  • América Móvil in its announced $6.25 billion sale of TracFone Wireless to Verizon Communications and $905 million acquisition of Nextel Brazil.

  • Warburg Pincus in numerous transactions, including:

    • its acquisitions of CityMD, Guardsmark, and Universal Services of America.
    • the merger of equals of Universal Services of America and AlliedBarton Security Services, creating Allied Universal.
  • Allied Universal in numerous matters, including its sale of a significant equity stake to CDPQ and investment funds affiliated with Warburg Pincus at a valuation of more than $7 billion, and in its acquisition of SOS Security.

  • MEDNAX in its sale of American Anesthesiology and in its defense against an activism campaign led by Starboard.

  • Bemis in its $6.8 billion all-stock combination with Amcor.

  • Dun & Bradstreet in its $6.9 billion all-cash sale of the company to a private equity consortium.

  • Kindred Healthcare in its $4.1 billion sale to a consortium led by TPG, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe, and Humana.

  • TPG Capital in its $2.25 billion acquisition of RCN and Grande Communications.

  • RCN in its $2.36 billion acquisition of Wave Broadband.

  • Google in its $1.1 billion agreement with HTC relating to the smartphone design business.

  • The Raine Group in its investments in Imagine Entertainment and Important Studios.

  • Kroll Bond Rating Agency in its sale to Wharf Street LLC.

  • Allergan in its $160 billion announced merger with Pfizer.

  • Silver Point Capital in its sale of Affinity Gaming.

  • Kindred Healthcare in its unsolicited tender offer to acquire Gentiva Health Services and the resulting $1.8 billion negotiated acquisition.

  • GlaxoSmithKline in its unsolicited tender offer to acquire Human Genome Sciences and the resulting $3.6 billion negotiated acquisition.

  • Lafarge in the divestiture of its cement operations in Ecuador and in various divestitures in connection with its €40 billion merger of equals with Holcim.

  • Pluspetrol Resources in its announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Harvest Natural Resources.

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Selected Activities

  • Senior Editor, The Journal of Constitutional Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Publications