Caroline B. Gottschalk is a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in the Firm's Corporate Department, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Caroline advises private equity funds, public and private companies, and investment banks in a wide range of corporate matters, including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, strategic investments, spin-offs, joint ventures and special committee representations. Caroline regularly advises boards of directors with respect to corporate governance matters and fiduciary responsibilities.
Her recent clients have included Kelsey-Seybold Medical Group, Alegeus Technologies, Advisor Group Holdings, Fast Retailing, Centerbridge Partners, Lightyear Capital, Vista Equity Partners, Vestar Capital Partners, JPMorgan, Gordon Dyal & Co., Morgan Stanley & Co., Barclays Capital, ITT Corporation, Xylem Inc., SAIC and Leidos Holdings.
Caroline has been a Partner at Simpson Thacher since 2000. She received her A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1984, and her J.D. with high honors from Duke Law School in 1990, where she was a member of Order of the Coif and a Member and Managing Editor of the Alaska Law Review. Caroline is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and sits on the Board of Visitors of Duke Law School, as well as the Duke Women's Impact Network Leadership Council. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York.