Brian Wolfe
  1. Partner

Mr. Wolfe is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. He advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and related matters. His experience includes a wide variety of U.S. and international mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Work Highlights

Recent Transactions
  • Comcast in its:
    • £30.6 billion ($40.0 billion) successful contested acquisition of Sky plc
    • formation of a 50/50 wireless operating platform partnership with Charter Communications
    • acquisition of Deep Blue Communications
  • NBCUniversal in its:
    • acquisition of DreamWorks Animation
    • “put/call” agreement with The Walt Disney Company regarding NBCUniversal’s 33% ownership interest in Hulu
    • sale of the Weather Group, parent company of The Weather Channel
  • Roche in its:
    • Acquisition of Spark Therapeutics
    • Strategic collaboration with Foundation Medicine and subsequent acquisition of the outstanding shares of Foundation Medicine
    • Acquisitions of Flatiron Heath, IQuum and Constitution Medical Investors
    • Sale of its Florence, South Carolina, manufacturing site to Patheon 
  • Nutrisystem on its acquisition by Tivity Health
  • Kosmos Energy Ltd. in its $1.225 billion acquisition of Deep Gulf Energy from First Reserve
  • Technip in its combination with FMC Technologies to form TechnipFMC plc
  • S&P Global in its acquisition of Kensho Technologies and sale of Standard & Poor’s Investment Advisory Services to GSAM Holdings
  • Aptiv PLC in its acquisition of Winchester Interconnect from an affiliate of Snow Phipps Group
  • Loews Corporation in its acquisition of Consolidated Container Company from Bain Capital Private Equity
  • MasterCard in its acquisitions of Applied Predictive Technologies and the Payment Gateway Business of TNS
  • Stewart Information Services Corporation in its proposed sale to Fidelity National Financial
  • Shire in its acquisitions of ViroPharma, Bikam Pharmaceuticals and Lotus Tissue Repair
  • AstraZeneca in its acquisitions of ZS Pharma and Omthera Pharmaceuticals
  • Lightyear Capital in its acquisition of Datalot
  • HRG Group in its divestiture of Front Street Re
  • MHR Fund Management in its sale of shares of Lionsgate and Lionsgate’s acquisition of Starz
  • Uniti in its acquisition of Southern Light
  • An affiliate of Goldman Sachs and funds affiliated with Rhone Capital in connection with their acquisition of Neovia Logistics
  • TE Connectivity in its acquisitions of ADC Telecommunications and Measurement Specialties and the SEACON Group and its divestiture of its Touch Solutions business
  • First Data in its now terminated prepaid gift card joint venture agreement with FleetCor


  • Super Lawyers – selected as a "Rising Star” for 2017-2018
  • Recognized as a Leading Lawyer by IFLR1000, 2018

Professional History

  • Partner, 2015-present
  • Associate, 2008-2015
  • Law Clerk, Hon. John G. Koeltl, U.S. District Court, S.D. New York, 2007-2008

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., History, Emory University, 2004
    • with highest honors
  • J.D., Stanford Law School, 2007
    • Order of the Coif
    • Articles Editor, Stanford Law Review