Jeffrey D. Litle

Jeff Litle focuses his practice on significant corporate transactions, including public and private M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliances, bankruptcy dispositions, and corporate finance. Jeff regularly advises clients in the mining, metals, health care, automotive, manufacturing, telecommunications, and retail industries. He leads the M&A Practice in the Columbus Office.

Jeff's recent experience includes representing Cardinal Health on its acquisition of a majority stake in naviHealth, its acquisitions of Tradex International and RightCare Solutions, and the sale of its physician office business to Henry Schein. His other recent representations include: advising Reynolds American with respect to its $27.4 billion acquisition of Lorillard and concurrent $7 billion divestiture of competitive assets to Imperial Tobacco; representing Materion on its $375 million senior secured credit facility and with respect to more than $460 million in precious metal financings; advising L Brands (Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works) on its international expansion; and representing Patrón Spirits in connection with its worldwide distribution network for premium tequilas and other beverages. Jeff also represented Molycorp on its vertical mine-to-magnets integration strategy, including the company's $1.3 billion acquisition of Neo Material Technologies, its $390 million private placement of stock to a strategic foreign investor, its $100 million acquisition of a European alloy processor, and its joint venture with Mitsubishi and Daido Steel. [1]