Leif King joins Baker McKenzie from Skadden, Arps, where he served as head of that firm’s corporate/M&A practice in Silicon Valley. A seasoned M&A lawyer, Leif represents clients in a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, activist investor situations, recapitalizations, spin-offs and strategic investments. Leif has been featured as a Dealmaker of the Week and Dealmaker of the Month in The American Lawyer, and he has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business every year since 2008. The Daily Journal has repeatedly named him among the Top 100 Lawyers in California and previously recognized him as one of the Top 20 Under 40 lawyers in the state, among numerous other recognitions. He has received two California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year awards from California Lawyer magazine and The Daily Journal. He also has repeatedly been selected for inclusion in IFLR1000 and The Best Lawyers in America and was recognized in 2016 as a BTI Client Service All-Star.