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192 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine LAW AND LAW ENFORCEMENT lights, Mr. Neff is especially proud of handling the defense of Airgas against a hostile takeover bid by Air Products and Chemicals from 2009 to 2011, as well as the $130 billion acquisition of Verizon Communications of the 45% interest in Verizon Wireless, owned by Vodafone, PLC. He also contributed his time to the merger of Anadarko Petroleumwith Occidental Petroleumand the company’s response to acquisition proposals from Chevron, among other matters. Delving into the energy, technology, telecommunications, chemicals, pharmaceuticals andmanufacturing industries, he also represented consumers in the fields of retail and leisure. Furthermore, Mr. Neff has lent his considerable expertise to lectures and was featured in the “Dealmaker of the Year” articles in American Lawyer in 2001, 2012 and 2015. As a testament to his profound success, he has been profiled in the Chambers Global Guide, Chambers USA Guide, the Best Lawyers in America and Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Lawyers of America. While attending Brown University for his undergraduate studies, Daniel A. Neff became interested in law and its relation to society upon being introduced to the discipline by a terrific professor. Graduating magna cum laude with a BA in 1974, he then attended the Columbia Law School and received a JD in 1977, where he was also the notes and comments editor for the Columbia Law Review. Upon his law admittance in New York State, he joined the firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in 1977, where he now excels as partner and the co-chairman of the Executive Committee. In his dual roles, Mr. Neff is recognized extensively as a corporate and securities lawyer, where he focuses his attention on mergers and acquisitions and advice to boards of directors and board committees. Throughout the 40-plus years of his legal career, he has maintained involvement in hostile acquisitions and has represented bidders, targets, public and private companies, and equity firms, among other entities. Additionally, he has counseled managements and boards of directors in relation to acquisitions, responses to shareholder activism, conflict transactions and corporate governance. Although his career has been filled with highDANIEL A. NEFF PARTNER, CO-CHAIRMAN Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz New York, NY