Tobias L. Knapp


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Tobias Knapp is a skilled transactional lawyer and Head of O’Melveny’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practice for the United States. He advises on domestic and cross-border transactions and has extensive experience in corporate governance and general securities and corporate law.

Tobias has counseled management teams and boards of directors of public companies in connection with public and private M&A, corporate governance, shareholder activism, joint ventures, minority investments and other strategic transactions. He regularly advises private equity clients and other asset managers on portfolio company acquisitions, growth equity, venture capital, and other fund and direct investments, and the formation of private investment funds. Described by clients in Chambers USA as “a very smart, flexible thinker,” he provides clients with responsive service and develops creative and pragmatic solutions for their most important matters.



  • Russian

Honors & Awards

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 US for Sport (2022)
  • Recognized as a "Notable Practitioner" in Capital Markets and M&A by IFLR1000 (2019 -2021)


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • Boston University, J.D., 1997: cum laude; Editor, Boston University Law Review 
  • Tufts University – Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, M.A.L.D., 1997 
  • Amherst College, B.A., 1991: cum laude

Professional Activities


  • Participate in M&A Journal round-table, “Pandemic Mayhem” (August 2020)
  • Representation of TTM Technologies, Inc. in the sale of substantially all of its China-based mobility business to Chinese consortium AKMMeadville Electronics (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. for a combination of $550 million in cash and an estimated $110 million in retained accounts receivable.
  • Representation of Progenics Parmaceuticals, Inc. in its merger agreement with Lantheus Holdings, Inc. for the combination of the companies in an all-stock transaction.
  • Representation of TTM Technologies, Inc. in its $775 million acquisition of Anaren, Inc. from Veritas Capital.
  • Representation of Honeywell International, Inc. in its acquisition of Aviaso AG, an international aviation software company.
  • Representation of General Motors Company in private equity investment transactions on behalf of General Motors Asset Management Corporation and related entities.