Noah Kornblith


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Noah Kornblith is an award-winning M&A specialist who advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, activist defense, SPAC transactions, and other significant corporate matters.

His practice emphasizes whole-company transactions, where he has represented major public and private companies as well as private equity sponsors and boards of directors in transactions ranging from exits of venture-backed companies valued in the hundreds of millions to multi-billion dollar public company M&A and de-SPAC transactions.


Honors & Awards

  • Named a “Top Rising Star” by The Deal (2021)
  • Named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers (2018-2021)


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of California College of the Law, San Francisco, J.D.: magna cum laude; Thurston Society; Editor, Hastings International and Comparative Law Review
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, B.A., Political Science

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Sandra B. Armstrong, US District Court, Northern District of California
  • Honorable Curtis E.A. Karnow, Superior Court of California

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “End Game: What You Need to Know When Negotiating the Merger Agreement for a Public Company Sale Transaction,” O’Melveny Public Company Boot Camp series (October 2021)
  • Dragonfly Energy Corp., an energy provider and battery producer, in its definitive business combination with a Nasdaq-listed SPAC company, which will make it a public company valued at US$500 million
  • Blackstone Products in a US$900 million business combination with Ackrell SPAC Partners I Co.
  • BB&T Corporation in its US$1.8 billion acquisition of National Penn Bancshares
  • Cepton Technologies in its US$1.5 billion merger with the Growth Capital Acquisition Corp. SPAC
  • China Kanghui Holdings in its US$816 million acquisition by Medtronic
  • Dealertrack Technologies in its US$4 billion acquisition by Cox Automotive
  • Dealertrack Technologies in its US$1 billion acquisition of
  • DigitalGlobe in its US$3.6 billion acquisition by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates
  • Electronics For Imaging in its US$1.7 billion acquisition by Siris Capital Group
  • Exar Corporation in its US$223 million acquisition of Integrated Memory Logic
  • Major shareholders of ESS Tech in its US$1.1 billion merger with the ACON S2 Acquisition Corp. SPAC
  • Faraday Future in its US$1 billion merger with the Property Solutions Acquisition Corp. SPAC
  • Finisar Corporation in its US$3.2 billion acquisition by II-VI
  • Glaukos Corporation in its US$500 million acquisition of Avedro
  • Lantronix in its acquisition of Maestro & FALCOM
  • Lantronix in its US$32 million acquisition of Transition Networks and Net2Edge from Communications Systems
  • Mentor Graphics in its US$4.5 billion acquisition by Siemens
  • Mercatus in its acquisition by State Street
  • Montage Technology Group in its US$693 million acquisition by Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co.

Press Releases

O’Melveny Advises Liberty Media on Pending Acquisition of QuintEvents

September 7, 2023

O’Melveny Advises Liberty Media on Split-Off of Atlanta Braves Holdings and Reclassification of Tracking Stock

August 8, 2023

O’Melveny Advises Fall Line Endurance Fund as Lead Investor in Agreement to Acquire and Take Private Greenlight Biosciences

May 30, 2023

O’Melveny Advises Samsung Display on Acquisition of eMagin

May 18, 2023

O’Melveny Advises Genesis Growth Tech Acquisition Corp. in Merger with Biolog-id

August 24, 2022

O’Melveny Advises Surf Air Mobility in Merger with Southern Airways Corporation and its US$1.42 Billion Business Combination with Tuscan Holdings Corp. II to Make Surf Air a Public Company

May 18, 2022

O’Melveny Advises Dragonfly Energy in Business Combination with Chardan NexTech Acquisition 2 Corp. to Make Dragonfly a Public Company

May 17, 2022

O’Melveny Advises ReKTGlobal in Merger with Metaverse Pioneer Infinite Reality

April 12, 2022

O’Melveny Guides Coinbase on Acquisition of FairX

January 13, 2022

O’Melveny Advises Blackstone Products in US$900 Million Business Combination with Ackrell SPAC Partners to Make Blackstone a Public Company

December 23, 2021

In the News

Global Legal Chronicle: Liberty Media’s Split-Off of Atlanta Braves Holdings and Reclassification of Tracking Stock

August 25, 2023

Law360: Surf Air Mobility Pushes Direct Listing Date To July 27

July 13, 2023

The American Lawyer: Deal Watch June 12

June 12, 2023 Radar: Corporate Deal June 6

June 6, 2023

Asia Business Law Journal: O’Melveny, Goodwin, White & Case in Samsung-eMagin merger

June 5, 2023 International: Global and Domestic Law Firm Quartet Advises on Blackstone and Samsung Display-Led Overseas Acquisitions

June 2, 2023

Global Legal Chronicle: GreenLight Biosciences Holdings’ Go-Private Transaction

June 1, 2023

Bloomberg Law: O’Melveny Advises Samsung Display on eMagin Acquisition

May 19, 2023

Law360: 3 Firms Build US$218M Merger Of Samsung Display, eMagin

May 17, 2023

Global Legal Chronicle: Genesis Growth Tech Acquisition Corp.’s Merger with Biolog-ID

August 26, 2022

Reuters: O’Melveny Latest Large Law Firm to Steer Metaverse-Related Deal

April 12, 2022

The Deal: Coinbase, FairX Look to Crypto Derivatives

January 14, 2022 Morning Minute: The News and Analysis You Need to Start Your Day

December 30, 2021