Kimberly advises corporations, boards, private equity firms and family offices on complex business law matters, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. She also advises on acquisition finance, growth equity and other minority investments, governance, disclosure and compliance matters. 

Named one of 2020’s “Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A” by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine, Kimberly is also recognized as a Leading Lawyer by The Legal 500 and a Rising Star by IFLR1000. She was named among the Notable Women in Law in 2020 by Crain’s New York Business and in 2018 she was selected as a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal and an Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor. 

Kimberly has experience practicing in a variety of industries, including: biotechnology, energy, financial services, health care, insurance, manufacturing, media, pharmaceutical, retail and technology. Current representations include 1-800-Flowers, Arch Capital Group Ltd., Broadridge Financial Solutions, Dyadic International, Inc., Envigo RMS Holdings, ICON plc, North European Oil Royalty Trust, Parkland Fuel Corporation, Trans World Entertainment Corporation and other privately and publicly-held companies.

A highly-sought speaker and author on M&A, transactional matters and corporate governance topics, Kimberly has written pieces for The DealCorporate Board Member magazine and Directorship, a publication of the National Association of Corporate Directors. She has both moderated and spoken on panels at The Deal Economy Conference in New York, served on a panel sponsored by the ABA’s Women in M&A Task Force, moderated an M&A discussion at BIO’s CEO Conference and co-chaired Thomson Reuters’ NY M&A Forum, among others.

Kimberly co-chairs Cahill’s Business Development Committee and also serves on the Association for Corporate Growth (NY) Women of Leadership committee, which focuses on facilitating connections among women leaders in the deal-making community.

Kimberly also serves on the Board of Trustees and Dean’s Leadership Council at Albany Law School, the Board of Trustees at Tuxedo Park School and New York-Presbyterian’s Leadership Council on Children’s and Women’s Health.  She has previously served on the Leadership Advisory Committee of the National Women’s Law Center and the Board of Directors of PowerPlay NYC.

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Kimberly C. Petillo-Décossard, Esq. ’05

White & Case LLP

New York, NY