O’Melveny Worldwide
Areas of Focus
Areas of Focus

Vince Ferrito represents public and private companies and private equity investors in strategic commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, minority investments, tender offers and divestitures as well as capital market financings. Vince’s practice focuses on the full range of M&A matters and he regularly advises corporations, institutional investors, their management and boards of directors in connection with corporate governance, strategic transactions, compliance and other corporate matters. In addition, Vince represents buyers and sellers of sports franchises in various professional leagues including the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLS, among others. Prior to joining the legal profession, Vince spent several years in finance and business and also served as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions

  • Represented MHR Fund Management in its $1.8 billion sale of Emisphere Technologies to Novo Nordisk.
  • Represented David Tepper, founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management, in his acquisition of Major League Soccer’s 30th expansion team for Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Represented Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its merger with Lantheus Holdings, Inc. in an all-stock transaction
  • Represented Alibaba in its sale of a subsidiary and its investment in an e-commerce company
  • Represented Thirty Five Ventures and NBA player Kevin Durant in his purchase of a minority interest in MLS Philadelphia Union
  • Represented Palladium Equity Partners in its investments in Envoy Global, QMax Solutions and Quirch Foods
  • Represented Meg Whitman and Dr. Griff Harsh in their acquisition of a minority interest in MLS Cincinnati FC
  • Represented a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group in an asset purchase and related asset sale
  • Represented an investor group in the acquisition of a minority interest in MLS Seattle Sounders FC
  • Represented Peter Norton in his investment in a technology company and other general corporate matters
  • Represented Health E-Commerce (parent company of FSAstore.com) in its sale to Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, LLC
  • Represented MHR Fund Management in its investments in a digital media company and a biosciences company
  • Represented investors including Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer in David Bonderman and Oak View Group's acquisition of NHL Seattle Kraken
  • Represented TTM Technologies, Inc. in its $775 million acquisition of Anaren, Inc. 
  • Represented Johnson & Johnson in a $1 billion asset sale 
  • Represented Weyerhaeuser Company in its $23 billion merger with Plum Creek Timber Company 
  • Represented Allied World Assurance in its acquisition of a minority interest in and strategic partnership with Blue Vista Capital Management
  • Represented Panasonic in its acquisition of TS Sports, LLC

Capital Markets Transactions

  • Represented NCR Corporation in connection with its self-tender offer resulting in the purchase of $1 billion of its common stock 
  • Represented the underwriters, led by Citigroup, JPMorgan, BofA Merrill Lynch, MUFG and US Bancorp in connection with a $1.15 billion registered debt offering of Pentair Finance S.A. 


Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • Fordham University, J.D.: summa cum laude; Chapin Prize Winner
  • Fordham University, M.A., International Political Economy: summa cum laude
  • Villanova University, B.S., Business Administration (Finance): magna cum laude

Professional Activities


  • “Enforceability of Foreign Arbitration Awards in the US,” Dispute Resolution Journal, Juris Publishing, Vol. 68, No. 1, (September 2013)

Corporate & Government Experience

  • Panasonic Corporation of North America
  • Shell Exploration and Production 
  • United States Marine Corps