Contact Information
Cornell Law School
G49 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 254-5061
Fax: (607) 255-7193
Eileen Nugent Adjunct Professor of Law (Fall term)

Professional Biography

Eileen T. Nugent, New York office leader and head of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom's Private Equity Group, has worked on a wide variety of acquisitions and dispositions of companies, subsidiaries and divisions, both public and private, hostile and negotiated, in the United States and around the world. A significant number of these transactions have been leveraged buyouts (LBOs). Ms. Nugent has represented the full range of transactional parties, including buyers, sellers, controlling stakeholders, boards of directors and special committees, LBO organizers and management teams, as well as investment bankers and various financing sources. She has worked on numerous recapitalizations and other “reverse LBO” transactions, such as initial public offerings, and is one of the firm’s leading practitioners in the field of M&A and restructuring of financially distressed companies. The breadth of her experience has resulted in her being increasingly regarded as a senior legal, business and strategic adviser to her clients, particularly in the areas of corporate governance and conflict-of-interest situations, including dealing with significant stockholders.


A.B., Cornell University, 1975
J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1978